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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: The Collected Lyrics of… (edition 2005)

by Robert Hunter (Author), Robert Hunter (Foreword), David Dodd (Editor), Alan Trist (Editor), Jim Carpenter (Illustrator)

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Title:The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics: The Collected Lyrics of Robert Hunter and John Barlow
Authors:Robert Hunter (Author)
Other authors:Robert Hunter (Foreword), David Dodd (Editor), Alan Trist (Editor), Jim Carpenter (Illustrator)
Info:Free Press (2005), Edition: 1st, 480 pages
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yummy book. ru Dead?Get this.
I'll be referring to this book till I drop dead
I've needed this book for years ever since driving home in the wee hours ,years n years ago ,I heard coming through the radio an old black man on an ancient scratchy record singing Little Red Rooster and said in amazement -that's a Dead song!
So every now and then, it would happen again.At an Irish festival,perked my ears up at Whiskey in a Jar.

There's a recipe for Ladyfingers,a real one.(Maybe there's one for moonlight jam too I'll go look.
Book is full of good ,good stuff.
This book fills all my 'little grey cells' with glee,I'm Grateful,Grateful,Grateful.
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Barlow, John PerryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Do you know the way to Fennario? Or wonder where the Nuthatch winters? What is the "Buck Dancer's Choice?" And where do the four winds dwell? If these are questions that leave you wondering then David Dodd's The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics may just be the skeleton key you've been looking for. Every Deadhead knows there is something profound hidden within their lyrics, even if most of the nuances go by unnoticed. Why are the obscure tales of their characters' (Jack Straw, Black Peter, August West, et al) trials and tribulations on the psychedelic Americana landscape so intriguing? What is the deal with the reoccurring imagery that popped in and out of their songs for decades (the crows, light and darkness, rolling rivers, gambling, playing cards, space, and, of course, roses)? It is clear the Grateful Dead's lyricists Robert Hunter and John Barlow tapped into the well of the collective subconscious for material, but rarely were any explanations provided. Fans were basically on their own to put the pieces together themselves, until now.

The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics began as a research project for David Dodd while he was working at the University of Colorado. Like many fans before him, Dodd spent hours passionately trying to find the deeper meanings in the Dead's songs. In 1994 the Internet may have been in its infancy, but Dodd knew the Web was the perfect to tool to help him annotate the entire Dead catalog. So began the building of his incredibly popular Web site. The fruits of his labors lie within the pages of this encyclopedic book. Where Robert Hunter's A Box of Rain only includes his lyrical contributions to the Dead's catalog, Dodd's book is expanded to include John Barlow's songs, as well as tunes the Dead covered so many times they became their own. It is worth mentioning, this book should not be viewed as a cheat sheet, but a tool giving lots of background and cross-references. The interpretations are still up to you. Be forewarned, this book can be extremely habit forming. --Rob Bracco

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A complete collection of annotated lyrics by the prolific rock band, published to coincide with their fortieth anniversary, features literary, historical, and cultural references for every original song.

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