Grateful Dead

I Know You Rider

Lyrics By: Traditional
Music By: Traditional

I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms

Lay down last night, Lord, I could not take my rest
Lay down last night, Lord, I could not take my rest
My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the West

The sun will shine in my back door some day
The sun will shine in my back door some day
March winds will blow all my troubles away

I wish I was a headlight on a north-bound train
I wish I was a headlight on a north-bound train
I'd shine my light through the cool Colorado rain

Played from the very earliest days of the Dead to the last. More recently played by The Other Ones, by Bob Weir with Ratdog, and by Phil & Friends. Almost invariably seguing out of China Cat Sunflower.

Early versions also included the following verse

[verse 4]
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
I'd rather drink muddy water, sleep in a hollow log
Than stay here in Frisco, be treated like a dog

I Know You Rider