I Love To Sing My Ballad, Mama (But They Only Wanna Hear Me Rock And Roll)

Lyrics: Eric Andersen
Music: Eric Andersen

Played by Eric Andersen as a guest with the New Riders Of The Purple Sage in 1972.

Thirty thousand feet, travelling all alone
My face is somewhat buried in a book of poems
Oh Mama, I'm so far from home
You know I love to sing my ballad
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll

They promised me a [?] and a pot of gold
They placed me in a limo, and I signed away my soul
Oh Mama, it's the dumbest story ever told
You know I love to sing my ballads
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll

Now it's velvet bands, one night stands, and [?] up in a row
Fancy meals, high class deals, I'm the one they want to know
They say it's the only way to go
Oh Mama, I cannot take much more
You know I love to sing my ballads
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll

Well I think I'm gonna be just like a rolling stone
Rolling, rolling, rolling, from now on
Oh Mama, my head just turned to solid gold
You know I love to sing my ballad
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll

You know I love to sing my ballad
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll
You know I love to sing my ballad
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll
You know I love to sing my ballad
But they only wanna hear me rock and roll
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     5 Dec 1972 Boston Music Hall
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1991 Stages: The Lost Album Eric Andersen

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

 


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