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Bird Song
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A song played more than 300 times, and after its first three years in the rotation, it was dropped for seven years. When it returned, it stuck around until the end
day4_mx7bwlpz5hv3nit_bird_song.mp3
Port Chester, NY, Capitol Theater
"Bird Song" was played very steadily 1971-1973, and was dropped from the repertoire 1973-1980. It returned as part of the acoustic sets in 1980, but later that year it became part of the Dead's electric sets.
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A song played more than 300 times, and after its first three years in the rotation, it was dropped for seven years. When it returned, it stuck around until the end
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Bird Song

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Oh, my! Had a hunch and found it on the first try, so I'm taking leave to lay me down. Have fun ya all.

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Phil has an elastic metallic sound, love it!
fairly easy to get over the hump on this one...
okay @ 1:11 a.m. it's clearly the end of the run for me today, sooo until tomorrow... ♤

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Don't have to look too far for this one.

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These are some of the finest. Love the band interaction on this song. Everyone poking into the sonic mix and still leaving space in the rhythm. Great set of stage microphones & placement for these.

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love this tune. who doesn't?
it says over 300 times played. i have 297 wonder what im missing. of course until i actually listened to what i thought i was hearing or not hearing you end up doing it wrong for a bit but who cares. listen to bird songs all night if i had to. fortunately i did finally hear what i was listening to and easy peasy. even someone's blatent clue didn't register til after.
that's why i went back to the mind left body jam i ran across from last night, to go get lost again and realized of course its killer- its from dozin at the Knick. duh. only played that cd 1000 times when it came out.
come on hornsby get in the game! where's some smelling salts.

ps anyone have any backstory to the kaiser show i was referring to last night? 9-10-85 jerry-less good times with wacky drums and confusion. i know it was the 20 year special and they had the liquid lights and all. some people give it a thumbs down show-wise, but i thought is was a cool show, bit off but in a good way , just out there, maybe they were too. anyone see it? worth checking out
oh and hey look, they put the song name in the file tag.
what should we bitch about next. free donuts while we're searching?

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sorry for the winded post. been stuck at home recovering from hernia surgery. think the oxy got a hold of me. (can't believe they prescribed that shit still but it works)
i'll try to shut up now

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1st repeat of the season. This beautiful, embryonic (hear Pig's organ) has graced this series before but it's been a while so I guess that means it's ok whatever have a wonderful day :)

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Nice and Quick today.
Yesterday, I was questioning what I was doing with my time.

Good Stuff, hear! hear!

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hi all
someone asked me for a copy of a 1970 shows.
cannot find it anywhere
need some help
1) 4-26-70 York Farm, Poynette, WI.
Also called Soundstorm Festival
Deadbase has what it calls incomplete set list,but what it shows looks hot.

Does anyone know where i can get a copy of this show
thanks & peace
joel "Q"

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the best shows go unrecorded, lost in time and space.
maybe a copy will turn up!
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2015/09/deadbase-corrections.html
4/26/70 York Farm, Poynette WI
The Deadbase setlist must be somewhat incorrect as one witness on deadlists recalls that Lovelight opened the show, and Dark Star was played later at sunset. (Other witnesses on dead.net & setlists.net agree.)
The Other One was played early in the show. Black Peter and Dancing in the Streets were also played.
Per the Deadbase reviewer, the first set went: Lovelight, Cryptical>Other One>Cryptical, China Cat, Dancing in the Streets; and the second set opened with Morning Dew. (He doesn’t remember Dark Star, though.)

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as long as i am hunting for missing pieces
lets try 1 more

11/9/68 fillmore west, billed as Quicksilver Messenger Service
looking for a copy of this show as well
thanks for the input

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of all the clappers you could hear towards the end of this beautiful track. They weren't quite on beat, but they sure were enthusiastic. And with a respectful clap volume to boot! Felt like I was in the room.

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Bird Song is just one of those songs that hits so right in all the right places....memories....gratitude...

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Bird Song forever reminds me of the touching scene in the “Might As Well” train with Jerry and Janis, summer of 1970.

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I got lucky and picked the right version 1st listen out of the gate. Now it's time to go Laugh in the Sunshine and here the birds sing. You don't get too many 70 degree days in November here in the land of Cheese.
IMGR8FL

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Thanks to the clever hinters out there. You know who you are. A clever hint is harder to compose than an obvious one and I appreciate your talent & sharp minds! You make me smile!
. . . and sleuthing out a veiled hint is such a fun part of these 30 Days.

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It didn't take long but this is one that the search can just uncover so many wonderful gems. Buried in trying to help with Covid, I'll have to see if I am able to maintain the streak. Now I will just sit back and listen again. Thanks for the Janis comment from the Festival Express!

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I recently found out, from the good old grateful Dead podcast, that this was originally written as a tribute to Janis joplin. The lyrics make sense

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  • chefdarkstar
    10 months 3 weeks ago
    Janis Joplin

    I recently found out, from the good old grateful Dead podcast, that this was originally written as a tribute to Janis joplin. The lyrics make sense

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    Bundubush
    11 months 3 weeks ago
    The righteous search

    It didn't take long but this is one that the search can just uncover so many wonderful gems. Buried in trying to help with Covid, I'll have to see if I am able to maintain the streak. Now I will just sit back and listen again. Thanks for the Janis comment from the Festival Express!

  • deded54
    11 months 3 weeks ago
    to say it's a repeat is more than a hint

    it gives away the answer..
    unless some searchers don't keep track of previous years