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First appeared on Blues For Allah (September 1975). Franklin's Tower was first performed by the Grateful Dead in June 1975, one of the rare Dead shows during that year. The song was played fairly regularly through to 1995. The song often occurred as part of the Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower sequence but did occur just as many times away from this sequence.

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Bill Kreutzmann
Lyrics

In another time's forgotten space
Your eyes looked through your mother's face
Wildflower seed on the sand and stone
May the four winds blow you safely home

Roll away, the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew

I'll tell you where the four winds dwell
In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
It can ring, turn night to day
It can ring like fire when you lose your way

Roll away, the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew
Roll away, roll away the dew

God save the child who rings that bell
I may have one good ring baby, you can't tell
One watch by night, one watch by day
If you get confused just listen to the music play

Some come to laugh their past away
Some come…

  • Franklin’s Tower
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    In another time's forgotten space
    Your eyes looked through your mother's face
    Wildflower seed on the sand and stone
    May the four winds blow you safely home

    Roll away, the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew

    I'll tell you where the four winds dwell
    In Franklin's tower there hangs a bell
    It can ring, turn night to day
    It can ring like fire when you lose your way

    Roll away, the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew
    Roll away, roll away the dew

    God save the child who rings that bell
    I may have one good ring baby, you can't tell
    One watch by night, one watch by day
    If you get confused just listen to the music play

    Some come to laugh their past away
    Some come…

    First appeared on Blues For Allah (September 1975). Franklin's Tower was first performed by the Grateful Dead in June 1975, one of the rare Dead shows during that year. The song was played fairly regularly through to 1995. The song often occurred as part of the Help On The Way > Slipknot! > Franklin's Tower sequence but did occur just as many times away from this sequence.