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Thread #16291   Message #151139
Posted By: _gargoyle
18-Dec-99 - 03:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Green Grow the Rushes
Subject: Lyr Add: THE ELEVEN (Robert Hunter, Jerry Garcia)
"The Eleven"
Words by Robert Hunter
music by Jerry Garcia
On Live Dead Album
Ice Nine Publishing copyright 1968

No more time to tell how
This is the season of what
Now is the time of returning
With thought jewels polished and gleaming

Now is the time past believing
The child has relinquished the reign
Now is the test of the boomerang
Tossed in the night of redeeming

Eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack
Seven faced marble eye transitory dream doll
six proud walkers on jinglebell rainbow
Five men writing in fingers of gold
Four men tracking down the great white sperm whale
Three girls wait in a foreign dominion
Ride in the whale belly
Fade away in moonlight
Sink beneath the waters
to the coral sand below
Now is the time of returning

Its name is derived from the unusual meter of 11 beats to a measure.