A very cheap wine. It was a favorite of Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son.

Ripple
The Grateful Dead
Words by Robert Hunter
     If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
     And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung
     Would you hear my voice come through the music
     Would you hold it near as it were your own?

     It's a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken 
     Perhaps they're better left unsung
     I don't know, don't really care 
     Let there be songs to fill the air

     (Chorus)

     Ripple in still water
     When there is no pebble tossed
     Nor wind to blow 

     Reach out your hand if your cup be empty
     If your cup is full may it be again
     Let it be known there is a fountain
     That was not made by the hands of men 

     There is a road, no simple highway
     Between the dawn and the dark of night
     And if you go no one may follow 
     That path is for your steps alone

     (Chorus) 

     You who choose to lead must follow
     But if you fall you fall alone
     If you should stand then who's to guide you?
     If I knew the way I would take you home

Lyrics reprinted on this site with permission of Ice Nine Publishing. See: Grateful Dead lyrics.

I know this opinion borders on the sacreligious, but I think the Jane's Addiction cover of the Grateful Dead song "Ripple" on the 1991 benefit album Deadicated is better than the Dead's version on their highly country-flavored American Beauty.

Jane's Addiction bassist Eric A's comments on the song (from the Deadicated liner notes, Arista 1991):

This song meant a lot to me when I was too young (but trying) to grow facial hair, smoking too much pot and contemplating teen suicide. Before the glory of punk rock, I was a Grateful Dead fanatic, but don't tell anyone... it might be detrimental to my image.

Rip"ple (?), n. [FRom Rip, v.]

An implement, with teeth like those of a comb, for removing the seeds and seed vessels from flax, broom corn, etc.

 

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Rip"ple, v. t.

1.

To remove the seeds from (the stalks of flax, etc.), by means of a ripple.

2.

Hence, to scratch or tear.

Holland.

 

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Rip"ple, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rippled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Rippling (?).] [Cf. Rimple, Rumple.]

1.

To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.

2.

To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.

 

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Rip"ple, v. t.

To fret or dimple, as the surface of running water; to cover with small waves or undulations; as, the breeze rippled the lake.

 

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Rip"ple, n.

1.

The fretting or dimpling of the surface, as of running water; little curling waves.

2.

A little wave or undulation; a sound such as is made by little waves; as, a ripple of laughter.

Ripple grass. Bot. See Ribwort. -- Ripple marks, a system of parallel ridges on sand, produced by wind, by the current of a steam, or by the agitation of wind waves; also Geol., a system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum.

 

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