Grateful Dead

Overseas Stomp (Lindbergh Hop)

I know they're gonna run to me
When they get across the sea
Every chance to win when Washington lands in France
All safe for now sugar baby

Oh mama don't you weep and moan
Uncle Sam got your man and gone
Now they're doing the Lindy Bird across the sea

Oh mama how can it be
You went way across the sea
Just to keep from doing that Lindy Bird with me
Oh baby well I done told you now

You should have seen me with my uniform on
I could Lindy just as sure as you're born
And then I'd do that Lindy Bird with you

I asked her for a piece of banana
She said let me play the blues on your piano
And then I'll do that Lindy Bird with you
She said she had a dream about a submarine (note 1)

I asked her for a glass of kaola
She said let me play the blues on your victrola
And then I'll do the Lindy Bird with you

A Memphis Jug Band song played in the early days of the Dead.

(1) Weir sometimes sang this line "Mary had a dream about a yellow submarine." And with Mother McCree's Uptown Jug Champions, Garcia sang the last two verses in the reverse order, with Weir singing this line as "Roses ain't blue but I love you now" (thanks to Brian Schnapp for pointing this out).

Overseas Stomp (Lindbergh Hop)