Lost Sailor
Lyrics: John Perry Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing


Compass card is spinning
Helm is swingin' to and fro
Ooh where's the dog star?
Ooh where's the moon?
You're lost sailor
You've been too long at sea

Some days the gales are howling
Some days the sea is still as glass
Ooh reef the mainsail
Ooh lash the mast
You're lost sailor
You've been too long at sea

Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah there's a price for being free

Yeah the sea birds cry
There's a ghost wind blowin'
It's calling me to that misty swirling sea
Till the chains of your dreams are broken
No place in this world you can be free

You're lost sailor
You've been way too long at sea
Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah there's a price for being free

Drifting yeah drifting
Yeah drifting and dreaming

'Cause there's a place you've never been
Maybe a place you've never seen
Maybe driftin' your life away



First performance: August 4, 1979, at the Oakland Coliseum Arena. Is usually paired with Saint of Circumstance and connected by a jam.



Grateful Dead Recordings
studio 1980 Go To Heaven
31 Oct 1980 Dead Ahead (video)
6 May 1981 Dick's Picks Vol 13

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