Song Lyric Sunday: Gratitude – ‘Loose Lucy’

“Thank you, for a real good time”

For this week’s Song Lyrics Sunday, Helen at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time would like us to explore the theme of gratitude. Well, I’m not sure about the spiritual path of gratitude she refers to, but I know what I like: and what I’m grateful for.

Besides which, this is my fourth contribution to Song Lyric Sunday and it is almost incomprehensible that I haven’t yet featured something by the Grateful Dead. Until now.

Admittedly, ‘Loose Lucy’ is not particularly about gratitude. It’s just a bar rocker – even a bit raunchy, perhaps. I can cope.

However, the refrain (as above) allows it to qualify, I think. And I’m certainly grateful for the Dead.

Loose Lucy is my delight
She comes running and we ball all night
Round and round and round and round
Don’t take much to get me on the ground
She’s my yo-yo, I’m her string
Listen to the birds on the hot wire sing

Chorus
Singing yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Singing thank you, for a real good time

I got jumped coming home last night
Shadow in the alley turned out all my lights
Round and round and round and round
Don’t take much to get me on the ground
Loose Lucy, she was sore
Says I know you can’t want my love no more,

[chorus]

Bebop baby, how can this be
I know you’ve been out a cheating on me
Round and round and round and round
Don’t take much to get the word around
Cross my heart and hope to die
I was just hanging out with the other guys

[chorus]

Went back home with two black eyes
You know I’ll love her till the day I die
Round and round and round and round
Don’t take much to get the word around
I like your smile but I ain’t your type
Don’t shake the tree when the fruit ain’t ripe.

words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia

Source: UCSC

Give it a listen – and then say thank you for a real good time.

 

 

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