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When the song was being developed, it had another verse, starting:

If I had a golden chime
And made it sing, in perfect rhyme

If anyone has the full lyrics, or more information, I'd be very grateful.

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Lyrics

If I had the world to give
I'd give it to you, long as you live
Would you let it fall
Or hold it in your arms?

If I had a song to sing I'd sing it to you, long as you live
Lullaby
Or maybe a plain serenade

Wouldn't you laugh, dance and cry or be afraid
At the change you made?
I may not have the world to give to you
But maybe I have a tune or two

Only if you let me be your world
Could I ever give this world to you
Could I ever give this world to you

But I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
Long as I live

If I had a star to give
I'd give it to you, long as you live
Would you have the time
To watch it shine, watch it shine?

Or ask for the moon and heaven too?
I'd give it to you
Well maybe I've got no star to spare
Or anything fine or even rare

Only if you let me be your world
Could I ever give this world to you
Could I ever give this world to you

  • If I Had The World To Give
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    If I had the world to give
    I'd give it to you, long as you live
    Would you let it fall
    Or hold it in your arms?

    If I had a song to sing I'd sing it to you, long as you live
    Lullaby
    Or maybe a plain serenade

    Wouldn't you laugh, dance and cry or be afraid
    At the change you made?
    I may not have the world to give to you
    But maybe I have a tune or two

    Only if you let me be your world
    Could I ever give this world to you
    Could I ever give this world to you

    But I will give what love I have to give
    I will give what love I have to give
    I will give what love I have to give
    Long as I live

    If I had a star to give
    I'd give it to you, long as you live
    Would you have the time
    To watch it shine, watch it shine?

    Or ask for the moon and heaven too?
    I'd give it to you
    Well maybe I've got no star to spare
    Or anything fine or even rare

    Only if you let me be your world
    Could I ever give this world to you
    Could I ever give this world to you

    When the song was being developed, it had another verse, starting:

    If I had a golden chime
    And made it sing, in perfect rhyme

    If anyone has the full lyrics, or more information, I'd be very grateful.