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(1) this portion is on the original Aoxomoxoa LP mix and on the live Fillmore version, but was edited from the LP remix and the CD version of Aoxomoxoa

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Lyrics

Sitting in Mangrove Valley chasing light beams
Everything wanders from baby to Z
Baby baby pretty young on Tuesday
Old like a rum drinking demon at tea
Baby, baby, tell me what's the matter
Why, why tell me, what's your why now
Tell me why will you never come home
Tell me what's your reason if you got a good one
Everywhere I go the people all know
Everyone's doin' that rag
Everywhere I go the people all know
Everyone's doin' that rag

Take my line, go fishing for a Tuesday
Maybe take my supper, eat it down by the sea
Gave my baby twenty, forty good reasons
Couldn't find any better ones in the morning at three
Rain gonna come but the rain gonna go
Stepping off sharply from the rank and file
Awful cold and dark like a dungeon
Maybe get a little bit darker 'fore the day
Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks, sir
'Cause everyone's doin' that rag
Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks, sir
'Cause everyone's doin' that rag

You needn't gild the lily, offer jewels to the sunset
No one is watching or standing in your shoes
Wash your lonely feet in the river in the morning
Everything promised is delivered to you
Don't neglect to pick up what your share is
All the winter birds are winging home now
Hey, love, go and take a look around you
Nothing out there you haven't seen before now
But you can wade in the water and never get wet
If you keep on doin' that rag
Wade in the water and never get wet
If you keep on doin' that rag

One eyed jacks and the deuces are wild
And the aces are crawling up and down your sleeve
Come back here, baby Louise
And tell me the name of the game that you play
Is it all fall down; is it all go under
Is it all fall down; is it all go under
[etc]

Everywhere I go (note 1)
The people all know
Everybody's doin' that rag

  • Doin' That Rag
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    Music By:

    Sitting in Mangrove Valley chasing light beams
    Everything wanders from baby to Z
    Baby baby pretty young on Tuesday
    Old like a rum drinking demon at tea
    Baby, baby, tell me what's the matter
    Why, why tell me, what's your why now
    Tell me why will you never come home
    Tell me what's your reason if you got a good one
    Everywhere I go the people all know
    Everyone's doin' that rag
    Everywhere I go the people all know
    Everyone's doin' that rag

    Take my line, go fishing for a Tuesday
    Maybe take my supper, eat it down by the sea
    Gave my baby twenty, forty good reasons
    Couldn't find any better ones in the morning at three
    Rain gonna come but the rain gonna go
    Stepping off sharply from the rank and file
    Awful cold and dark like a dungeon
    Maybe get a little bit darker 'fore the day
    Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks, sir
    'Cause everyone's doin' that rag
    Hipsters, tripsters, real cool chicks, sir
    'Cause everyone's doin' that rag

    You needn't gild the lily, offer jewels to the sunset
    No one is watching or standing in your shoes
    Wash your lonely feet in the river in the morning
    Everything promised is delivered to you
    Don't neglect to pick up what your share is
    All the winter birds are winging home now
    Hey, love, go and take a look around you
    Nothing out there you haven't seen before now
    But you can wade in the water and never get wet
    If you keep on doin' that rag
    Wade in the water and never get wet
    If you keep on doin' that rag

    One eyed jacks and the deuces are wild
    And the aces are crawling up and down your sleeve
    Come back here, baby Louise
    And tell me the name of the game that you play
    Is it all fall down; is it all go under
    Is it all fall down; is it all go under
    [etc]

    Everywhere I go (note 1)
    The people all know
    Everybody's doin' that rag

    (1) this portion is on the original Aoxomoxoa LP mix and on the live Fillmore version, but was edited from the LP remix and the CD version of Aoxomoxoa