Suzanne Vega contributed a haunting version of this song to Deadicated, a 1991 benefit record whose proceeds went in part to the Rainforest Action Network. Her comments from the record's liner notes:

A couple of years ago I was invited by the Grateful Dead to perform with them at Madison Square Garden in New York for the Rainforest Benefit. I went to the hotel to rehearse with them and said, "What do you think I should do?" I was nervous—I'd never met them and we were going to perform in front of 20,000 people. So Jerry Garcia gave me a big smile and said, "We just want you to be happy." And all week long, I used that as my guide and did only things that made me happy. We sang "Chinese Bones" by Robin Hitchcock and my song, "Neighborhood Girls." And we had a great show. (Deadicated liner notes, 1991 Arista Records)