Benedict Rides

Lyrics: Saunders, Carrier
Music: Saunders, Carrier

Played by Jerry Garcia with Merl Saunders in 1971-72

Just when he's congratulated himself
For being a person on whom to depend
Along comes a trusting soul
Benedict rides again

For he's managed to convince himself
That he's an original flower child
Greed knocks on the garden gate
And Benedict rides again

Once he thinks he's got it all together
Learnt ten days about rice and studying zen
Some head gives him a brown [lid]
And Benedict rides again

After he's marched in a demonstration
To protest war and peace for all men
Then he joins the ROTC
And Benedict rides again

Ride Benedict rides again
Ride Benedict rides again
Ride Benedict rides again
Ride Benedict rides again
etc]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Fire Up Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia (note 1)
Notes
(1) subsequently re-released on Fire Up Plus


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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