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Sung by Phil Lesh with the Grateful Dead in their earliest days

(1) originally issued as part of the Rhino box set The Golden Road (1965-1973)

Lyrics By
Gordon Lightfoot
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Gordon Lightfoot
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In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand
With an aching in my heart and a pocket full of sand
I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved one so
In the early morning rain with no place to go

Out on runway number nine, big 707 set to go
But I'm stuck here on the grass where the cold winds they do blow
Where whiskey it was boss and the women they were fine
Well now there she goes my friend, now there she's rolling down the line

Hear the mighty engines roar, see the silver bird on high
She's away and westward bound, far above the clouds she'll fly
There the morning rain don't fall and the sun always shines
She'll be flying over my home in about three hours time

This old airport's got me down it ain't no earthy good to me
Because I'm stuck here on the ground, cold and drunk as I can be
You can't jump a jet plane like you can a railroad train
So I'd best be on my way in the early morning rain

  • Early Morning Rain
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    In the early morning rain with a dollar in my hand
    With an aching in my heart and a pocket full of sand
    I'm a long way from home and I miss my loved one so
    In the early morning rain with no place to go

    Out on runway number nine, big 707 set to go
    But I'm stuck here on the grass where the cold winds they do blow
    Where whiskey it was boss and the women they were fine
    Well now there she goes my friend, now there she's rolling down the line

    Hear the mighty engines roar, see the silver bird on high
    She's away and westward bound, far above the clouds she'll fly
    There the morning rain don't fall and the sun always shines
    She'll be flying over my home in about three hours time

    This old airport's got me down it ain't no earthy good to me
    Because I'm stuck here on the ground, cold and drunk as I can be
    You can't jump a jet plane like you can a railroad train
    So I'd best be on my way in the early morning rain

    Sung by Phil Lesh with the Grateful Dead in their earliest days

    (1) originally issued as part of the Rhino box set The Golden Road (1965-1973)