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I was trying to write a Grateful Dead song.
Jerry Garcia had just passed.
He started as a banjo player.
The “If I had my old dog today,” verse is referring to “Feast Here Tonight,” a Bluegrass tune my Dad used to play.
There was a verse that didn’t make it into the final version:

“Give us this day our daily bread..
Give us peace and understanding.
Give us this day a little food for our head..
That would be just dandy.”

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Feast of Heaven

 

Feast Of Heaven
© 2013 John “Hakim” Arden Bushnell, Delirious Walrus Productions

Lyrics:
Give me roses to ease my hunger
rubies that I may be fed
Take me down to the riverside
there I will lay my head

I’m done with drinking and I’m done with smoking.
Of drinking and of smoking I have had my fill
But I still take warmth from the presence of my friends
and I always will

Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven.
Yes we will
Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven

If I had my old dog today
that old hare would have never got away
Ain’t got no shoes so I’ll kneel down and pray
and dine on the feast of Heaven

Well, I know I’ve met you someplace before
But I cannot place just where.
Maybe in the next life or the one before
I will meet you there

And we will
Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven
Yes we will
Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven

Give me roses to ease my hunger
rubies that I may be fed
Take me down to the riverside
there I will lay my head

And we will
Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven
Yes we will
Shine on, shine on
shine on the feast of Heaven
Shine on the feast of Heaven

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