Cryptical Envelopment
Lyrics and music: Jerry Garcia
This is the prelude to the "That's It for The Other One" suite.
Sort of prophetic when you consider the ┬▓You know he had to die lyric"

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The other day they waited
The sky was dark and faded
Solemnly they stated
He has to die
You know he has to die

And all the children learning
From books that they were burning
Every leaf was turning
To watch him die
You know he has to die

The summer sun looked down on him
His mother could but frown on him
And all the others sound on him
But it doesn't seem to matter

And when the day had ended
With rainbow colours blended
His mind remained unbended
He had to die
You know he had to die
You know he had to die


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Recordings

Studio/Live 1968 Anthem Of The Sun
24 Aug 1968 Two From The Vault
11 Feb 1969 Fillmore East 2-11-69
27 Feb 1969 So Many Roads (1965-1995)
2 May 1970 Dick's Picks Vol 8