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Grateful Dead Let It Grow Lyrics

Last updated: 03/02/2013 06:20:22 AM

Morning comes, she follows the path to the river shore,
Lightly sung, her song is the latch on the morning's door.
See the sun sparkle in the reeds, silver beads, pass into the sea.

She comes from a town where they call her the woodcutter's daughter,
She's brown as the bank where she kneels down to gather her water, and
She bears it away with a love that the river has taught her.

Let it flow, Let it Flow, wide and clear.

Round and round, the cut of the plow in the furrowed field,
Seasons round, the bushels of corn and the barley meal,
Broken ground, open and beckoning to the spring,
Black dirt live again!
The plowman is broad as the back of the land he is sowing,
As he dances the circular track of the plow ever knowing
That the work of his day measures more than the planting and growing

Let it grow, Let it grow, Greatly yield.

What shall we say, shall we call it by a name,
As well to count the angels dancing on a pin.
Water bright as the sky from which it came,
And the name is on the earth that takes it in.
We will not speak but stand inside the rain,
And listen to the thunder shouting "I am! I am! I am! I am."

So it goes, we make what we make since the world began.
Nothin' more, the love of the women, the work of man.
Seasons round, creatures great and small, up and down, we rise and fall.

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Let it Grow! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/1/11

Like other reviewer, love Wake of the Flood version of this tune. I've heard this song numerous times both live & on recording. But, to me, 1974 for some reason has some incredible incarnations of this tune. Please, check out 5/14/74, up in the wonderful state (of mind) Montana, Let it Grow drifts into a Fab Dark Star....OMG..
The whole show is great though, Check It!

Yeah! | Reviewer: Anthony | 8/24/11

My fiance just bought me Wake of the Flood, and being a fan who has never really owned many studio albums, I was so pleasantly surprised to hear one of my all time favourite Dead songs on this album! The lyrics really are especially descriptive and emotive. Great tune!

Sherman Dead Head 420 | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/31/10

This is by far after Eyes of the world on of the best dead tunes. It has the lyrics that hit you deep and neat and the jams that will make you wonder why the world isnt as Peaceful as when you are listening to it Grateful Dead for life :)