Uncle John's Band Lyrics By: Robert Hunter Music By: Jerry Garcia Well the first days are the hardest days, don't you worry any more 'Cause when life looks like easy street, there is danger at your door Think this through with me, let me know your mind Wo-oh, what I want to know is, are you kind?
It's a buck dancer's choice my friend, better take my advice You know all the rules by now, and the fire from the ice Will you come with me, won't you come with me? Wo-oh, what I want to know, will you come with me?
God damn, well I declare, have you seen the like? Their walls are built of cannon balls Their motto is "don't" tread on me"
Come hear Uncle John's Band, playing to the tide Come with me or go alone He's come to take his children home
It's the same story the crow told me, it's the only one he knows Like the morning sun you come and like the wind you go Ain't no time to hate, barely time to wait Wo-oh, what I want to know, where does the time go?
I live in a silver mine and I call it beggar's tomb I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune Anybody's choice, I can hear your voice Wo-oh, what I want to know, how does the song go?
Come hear Uncle John's Band, by the river side Got some things to talk about Here beside the rising tide