1. Lazy Days4:22
  2. High Is Not The Top4:24
  3. Roll Old Jeremiah4:47
  4. Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line4:03
  5. Star Or Stone3:06
  6. Tulsa Yesterday4:59
  7. California Hymn3:49
  8. Try Rock & Roll5:51
  9. Sail On, Sailor4:50
  10. Good To Know4:53
  11. She Shares My Blanket4:53
  12. Behold The Seer4:53
  13. Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks4:53
  14. If You Had A Heart To Break4:53
  15. New Cannonball Rag4:53
  16. Beggar's Moon4:53
  17. Bye And Bye4:53

Lyrics

Lazy Days

It’s a lazy day I’m down with nothing else to do
It’s a crazy day I got a thing that I want to try with you
Now baby don’t you go away please don’t spoil my lazy day
Isn’t it better didn’t you know
Just sitting down here by my radio
I’m gonna make you worry none about your income tax
No there’s no need to worry I’ll teach you how to relax
It’s a lazy day I’m down with nothing else to do
It’s a crazy day I got a thing that I want to try with you
Now baby don’t you go away please don’t spoil my lazy day
No you don’t have to think about nothing to do
When I get you down to my barbecue
I’m gonna make you feel funny
And sparkle like a brand new dime
No I don’t have any money
But I always got plenty of time
It’s a lazy day I’m down with nothing else to do
It’s a crazy day I got a thing that I want to try with you
Now baby don’t you go away please don’t spoil my lazy day
It’s a lazy day
It’s a lazy day
It’s a lazy day

High Is Not The Top

Gifts Of The Valley , Gifts Of The Sea
Get On Brother You Can Ride For Free
Your Night Sky Fever Has Come On Strong
& There’s A Whole Lot Of Dark Before We Gonna See The Dawn

7 Days 7 Nights In The Wild Wild Wood
Where The Sun Don’t Shine & The Waters No Good
7 Days 7 Nights Of Unsettling Dreams
Of A Fire Fueled By Thorns & Unclean Things

Keep Your Cool & Show A Little Cunning
& Out Of This Fire You Will Walk
Sweet Your Sour With A Little Honey
Sometimes High Is Not The Top

To All You Strangers Unknown To Me
If You Don’t Want Trouble Then Let Trouble Be
If You Don’t Know Heartache Then You Don’t Know Love
& You Won’t Know The Sound Of My Cooing Dove

Roll Old Jeremiah

Roll old Jeremiah
Roll it all night long
Roll old Jeremiah
The fox jumps over the hollow log

Wave goodbye to Albuquerque
Say hello Sioux City Falls
You got three good wheels still rolling
Don’t let the dust set on you long

It’s just another day from here to there
It’s just another night alone
Yeah the wind, it is a simple friend
What brought you here can take you home

Lean as these hard times
Dry down to the bone
Roll old Jeremiah
Roll that whiskey barrel home

When you hear that whistle blowin’
When your smoke is in the air
Roll on Jeremiah
Roll on home without a care

It’s just another day from here to there
It’s just another night alone
Yeah the wind, it is a simple friend
What brought you here can take you home

Double mounted double gal
Lifted a pistol in Jesuit Bend
Up to Viper she did run
Careful Jeremiah now 
You know how this is gonna go down
A bullet don’t care where it comes from
Run Jeremiah, run, run, run

It’s just another day from here to there
It’s just another night alone
Yeah the wind, it is a simple friend
What brought you here can take you home

Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line
Everybody knows you’ve been steppin’ on my toes
And I’m gettin’ pretty tired of it
You keep a steppin’ out of line and messin’ with my mind
If you had any sense you’d quit
 
‘Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now, you better do some thinkin’, then you’ll find
You got the only daddy that’ll walk the line
 
I keep a workin’ every day, all you want to do is play
I’m tired of stayin’ out all night
I’m comin’ unglued from your funny little moods
Now honey baby, that ain’t right
 
‘Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now, you better do some thinkin’, then you’ll find
You got the only daddy that’ll walk the line
 
You keep a packin’ up my clothes, nearly everybody knows
That you’re still just a puttin’ me on
When I start a walkin’, gonna hear you start a squawkin’
And beggin’ me to come back home
 
‘Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl
You said I was the only man in this whole world
Now, you better do some thinkin’, then you’ll find
You got the only daddy that’ll walk the line
You got the only daddy that’ll walk the line
Star Or Stone

I was 13th at the table
when the wine was passed around
Amid an air of suspicion
my glance was meet with callous frowns
If I was superstitious I’d be the black cat
no one wants hang’n round
Dark whispers in the hallway
accusations out of bitter mouths
Strange figures in the doorway
a dog barks a drunkard’s laugh
There’s screaming in the kitchen
glass breaks just then the lights go out
Let winter chase butterflies
Let the child believe in lies
Let the road run by my door
I can’t stay here anymore

I won’t, I won’t look back at my dream
burning on the side of the road
Sometimes it just goes like that
Falling or flying , star or stone

Close the window
I just can’t hear the highway anymore
Lay beside me
and let our fires burn until the dawn

A telephone was ringing
a heavy price on the other line
Outside the window
a comet shoots across the sky
Between love and hope and money
There’s loss and pain and honey
So take a spoonful every time
And if you don’t like what you see
Don’t come running to me
Cause I’m bound to my own way
I’m a million miles away

I won’t, I won’t look back at my dream
burning on the side of the road
Sometimes it just goes like that
Falling or flying , star or stone

Tulsa Yesterday

Tulsa yesterday tomorrow forever
Today I think I’ll take my own sweet time
You can tell by my blues that I’m no beginner
Or just look into my eyes
I learned my lessons in the days back in the dogwood
Left some footprints in the deep red clay
Found my way past the temptations of plenty
Let the sound take me all the way
It’s a low down dirty sorrow
To know the real pain of love
Somethings you own some you borrow
Until you let it go
Find a garden let it grow
And what you find
Let it shine
Let your chariot swing low

West wind blow my blood runs cold from to much trouble
West wind blow howl thru my bones tonight

Tulsa yesterday tomorrow forever
Today I think I’ll take my own sweet time
You can tell by my shoes that I am a believer
Or just look into my eyes

California Hymn

Are You A Suspect, Or Are You Clean
Are You Like Me Kinda In Between
Are You Holding, Are You Without
If You Live The Life There Can’t Be No Doubt
If Someone’s Listen Only Time Will Tell
As We Throw Poems Down The Wishing Well
Let My Children See My Dreams They Are Intertwined With Theirs It Seems

Glory Hallelujah It’s Time To Spread The News
Though My Good Words May Sound Profane To Some
You Sure Don’t Wanna Be Last When That Holy Spirit Gets Past
Round This Circle Like Electricity
Forever Roam, Welcome Back Home

If You Can’t See, I Can’t Show You
If You Can’t Feel, I Guess You’re Lost
If You Can’t Shine, I Can’t Find You
Before You Taste, You Better Know The Cost
If You Don’t Believe, We Still Love You
“To Each His Own” Is What The Drummer Said
Harmony And Heart Beat Rhythm
Let Your Cup Over Flow Again

Glory Hallelujah It’s Time To Spread The News
Though My Good Words May Sound Profane To Some
You Sure Don’t Wanna Be Last When That Holy Spirit Gets Past
Round This Circle Like Electricity
Forever Roam, Welcome Back Home

Try Rock & Roll

Yes, rock and roll has gotta be
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Oh gee, what a thrill
You know you can’t sit still

Your blues will slowly fade away
When you hear that music play
Bluesy tunes of the day
You will surely swing and sway

If you don’t dance, you’ll tap your feet
You’ve got to roll right there in your seat
Old folks, and young
All come out to have some fun

Yes, rock and roll has gotta be
Clap your hands, stomp your feet
Oh gee, what a thrill
You know you can’t sit still

Your blues will slowly fade away
When you hear that music play
Bluesy tunes of the day
You will surely swing and sway

Sail On, Sailor

I sailed an ocean, unsettled ocean
Through restful waters and deep commotion
Often frightened, unenlightened
Sail on, sail on sailor

I wrest the waters, fight Neptune’s waters
Sail through the sorrows of life’s marauders
Unrepenting, often empty
Sail on, sail on sailor

Caught like a sewer rat alone but I sail
Bought like a crust of bread, but oh do I wail

Seldom stumble, never crumble
Try to tumble, life’s a rumble
Feel the stinging I’ve been given
Never ending, unrelenting
Heartbreak searing, always fearing
Never caring, persevering
Sail on, sail on, sailor

I work the seaways, the gale-swept seaways
Past shipwrecked daughters of wicked waters
Uninspired, drenched and tired
Wail on, wail on, sailor

Always needing, even bleeding
Never feeding all my feelings
Damn the thunder, must I blunder
There’s no wonder all I’m under
Stop the crying and the lying
And the sighing and my dying

Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor
Sail on, sail on sailor

Good To Know

If You Really Want It You Can Go And Get It
You Can Make It What You Want To
If You Need To Be It Go Ahead And Seize It
The Day Is Yours
If You Need To Sing It Come On Out And Bring It
The Stage Is Yours
Keep It In The Pocket And Remember To Unlock It
When The Moment Comes, And It Will Come

The Easiest Ride Is The One That Glides
All The Way
Higher Than Heights And The Bliss In Our Eyes
When You Feel That Way
Let It All Go Find Your Flow
No Matter What They Say
We’ll Have No More Tears
Let Illusion & Fear Fade Away

Everything Has Its Place
Isn’t It Good To Know
Isn’t It Good To Know
That We Can Cry Just Because
The Sun Is Shining

Now There Is A Longing
A Wondering And A Pondering
Of What It Really Means
No Logic In Conclusion
Or Backroom Solutions To This Mystery
Knowledge Has Been Hidden
Removed And Forbidden For History
For Those In The Know This Has Always Been So
Yet We Still Believe

Everything Has Its Place
Isn’t It Good To Know
Isn’t It Good To Know
That We Can Cry Just Because
The Sun Is Shining

Everything Has Its Place
Isn’t It Good To Know
Isn’t It Good To Know
Isn’t It Good To Know

She Shares My Blanket

Barefoot Through The Crocus
Among The Dreaming Trees
The Moonstone Girl Brings Her Flower To Me
Now Ice Clings To The Banks
Where Her Crystal Waters Flow
I Can Stay All Winter But By
Spring I’ve Got To Go

She Combs Her Hair In A High Backed Chair
The Room Lit By A Fire
I Stumble In With An Autumn Wind
My Heart Beating Wild With Desire
And It Burns All Night
Oh Close Enough To See
The Fire Dance In Your Eyes
Oh Close Enough To Know
I Always Want To Be Inside
Oh So Come Her Baby
And Lay Down By My Side

I’m A Lazy Day , Woodsmoke & Marmalade
Let’s Watch The Parade
As It All Fades Into The Rain

I Stumble In With A Winters Wind
My Heart Beating Wild With Desire
And It Burns All Night Oh Close Enough
To See The Fire Dance In Your Eyes
Oh Close Enough To Know
I Always Want To Be Inside
Oh So Come Here Baby
And Lay Down By My Side

She’s My Rainy Day Lover
I’m Her Cold December Man
And Every Time We Go To Town
She Holds My Hand
Now Ice Has Stilled The River
And The Bear Has Gone To Bed
She Shares My Blanket
Let’s Me Sleep In Her Head

Behold The Seer

There’s A Man In A Black Hat
Earnings On A Smiling Skull
Talking To A Ballerina
In Silk Threads With A Broken Nose
I Overheard Your Conversation
And Your Theme Indeed Be Strange
To Avoid Further Complications
I Suggest You Go Your Separate Ways

Well They Never See It Coming
Like The Train Run Out Of Track
If You Want To
Keep Your Engine Humming
Keep Your Eyes Wide Ahead
& Don’t Look Back

There’s Still Lessons In These Blues
We’re Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
& Come On We’ve Got Nothing To Lose
It’s Only Space & Time
Big City Girls Pick Your Pockets Clean
The Good Times Done Past Us By
If A Man Ain’t What He Seems
Well Maybe That Mans A Spy

Well They Never See It Coming
Like The Train Run Out Of Track
If You Want To Keep Your Engine Humming
Keep Your Eyes Wide Ahead & Don’t Look Back

There’s Still Lessons In These Blues
We’re Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
And…

There’s Still Lessons In These Blues
We’re Still Free To Choose
So Put On Your Dancing Shoes
‘Cuz You Know What To Do

Hark, The Herald Hermit Speaks

Hark The Herald Hermit Speaks
With Words Delicate & Unique
For The Vanquished
He Says The Card You Seek Is The Thief
But The Hanged Man Just Might Bring Relief To Your Confusion
Among The Sleepers I Am
Floating In My Dream

The Man That’s Laughing Drove The Nail
He Whipped His Horse & Built The Jail
Wants No Forgiveness
A Collection Of Dark And Loveless Things
Along With Rain He Will Bring Sorrow
Lost In Abandon I Am Living In My Dream

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You’ve Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

Tell Everybody Up The Line
The Pale Thighed Wallflower
Is A Friend Of My So Give Passage

Let No Man Burden With The Devils Schemes We Learn To Live With Poisonous Things Among Us
So Sings The Night Bird When He’s
Lost In His Dream

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You’ve Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

Spare The Swallow Break The Rod
Cross The Water When The Ice Is Hard
You’ve Sung Your Song Now
Wait For The Applause

If You Had A Heart To Break

To A Broken Man You Gave Assistance
Only To Take While The Patient Was In Pain
Love As Cruel Ambition Is Like A Three Legged Dog Left Out Shivering In The Rain

If You Had A Heart To Break
I Might Find A Tear To Cry
Too Easy To Call It A Mistake
Too Hard To Know It Was A Lie

In My Moment Of Need
The Hour Glass Ran Empty
And I Found Time As Hard As Stone
You Were Somewhere Else
With Someone Different
Same Cold Eyes In Brand New Clothes

Buttons Baubles & String
And All That Charity Brings
Pretty Thing Pretty Thing Petty Little Thing

You Have Held The Whip & You’ve Held Ransom
In Front Of The Idol You Have Defamed
The Last Time I Saw You, You Called Me Handsome
Now I Know You Just Couldn’t Remember My Name

New Cannonball Rag

Sweet Sister Asphalt Comes Cold Gold
Rock & Roll Left Her All Rags & Bones
She Don’t Talk Much
But She Rolls Her Own
Boogies All Night With The T-Rex On

Rock On, Roll On, Get Off, Get It On

Like Krishna Dances On Holy Toes
Like Smoke In The Wind
And Away We Blow
Comin’ In Hot Or Coolin’ Down Slow
Just Walk Through The Door
Because You Never Know

Be One, Be Two, Be All, Be You

Lilly Of The Alley
She’s Always Hummin’
Little Songs About The Stars In Her Eyes
Getting’ High And She’s Still Climbing
I Hope She Doesn’t Hit Her
Head On The Sky
Last Call For This Cannonball
You Know It Only Rolls One Way
So Mama Draw The Curtain
And Let’s Get Down
You’ve Always Been The Best
Show In Town
And Baby You Can Treat Me Kind
Anytime

Rock On, Roll On, Get Off, Get It On

Be One, Be Two, Be All, Be You

Beggar's Moon

A beggars moon, Enough to light my way
Sieve & scissors, Dogtooth sisters, Snow & rain
Laid down in a dark wood dreaming
Woke up to the sunlight streaming down
Through the redwood trees
Lazy bones, Pinky rings
Stale champagne & an empty bed
For the comedown king
Blood from a cherry, Sand from a rose
Do what you will or do what your told
Just don’t, ask me to name names

Drain that barrel, Fill that pipe
Let the big red head do her dance all night
Backbeat mama make you feel all right
Groove’n it loose when I’m getting to tight
And in the dark days
When’s there’s a cold on the ground
Black water churning
Beckoning you come down
Hitched my ride to the Showboat Queen
Went overboard in New Orleans
Good lord will’n, That sun gonna rise and
Shine a light on this mystery

Faded days, Lunar & suede
Dreamless night in the white walled room
of no escape

Thoughts in a tangle love for a loss
Stars on the ceiling coins to be tossed
And bones, to be laid away

Torn from love, left in disgrace
Hunted & haunted but still with a smile
on my face

Angry sun, turquoise sky
Silver tears the longest spoon the whitest lie
Look down your noses build more fences
The will is the wisdom to come to our senses
And see the open space inside

Bye And Bye

By and by, when the morning comes,
when the saints of God are gathered home,
we’ll tell the story how we’ve overcome,
for we’ll understand it better by and by.

We are tossed and driven
on the restless sea of time;
somber skies and howling tempests
oft succeed a bright sunshine;
in that land of perfect day,
when the mists are rolled away,
we will understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning comes,
when the saints of God are gathered home,
we’ll tell the story how we’ve overcome,
for we’ll understand it better by and by.

Trials dark on every hand,
and we cannot understand
all the ways of God would lead us
to that blessed promised land;
but he guides us with his eye,
and we’ll follow till we die,
for we’ll understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning comes,
when the saints of God are gathered home,
we’ll tell the story how we’ve overcome,
for we’ll understand it better by and by.

Temptations, hidden snares
often take us unawares,
and our hearts are made to bleed
for a thoughtless word or deed;
and we wonder why the test
when we try to do our best,
but we’ll understand it better by and by.

By and by, when the morning comes,
when the saints of God are gathered home,
we’ll tell the story how we’ve overcome,
for we’ll understand it better by and by.

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Raven’s Reels Vol 1

The CRB will be celebrating the release of a very special live release for Record Store Day called Raven’s Reels, Vol. 1, a four-LP set documenting the band’s show at the Bijou Theater in Knoxville, Tenn., on Sept. 24, 2017.

For longtime fans of the CRB, this release may feel somewhat similar to the band’s Betty’s Blends series, the living and ever-changing organism of records recorded and curated by the Grateful Dead’s Betty Cantor-Jackson, but Robinson wants to assure the world that this latest release will be its own thing.

“When Betty and I sort of cooked up the Betty’s Blends thing, we used Record Store Day as a vehicle to build it up,” Robinson tells UCR. “The popularity of Betty’s Blends — if you call it that — has led to it having its own life.”

In the midst of promoting the CRB’s latest album, Barefoot in the Head, Robinson was asked by a fan if he has “something else” coming, and it got him thinking about collaborating with his in-house engineer, Chris “The Raven” Albers, on a new project.

“He’s been with us since our first show in Los Angeles, which was seven years ago,” Robinson explains about Albers. “He started as our merch guy and then he moved to recording, and he even did some stuff with the Black Crowes. So, yeah, we’re really proud of his recordings as well. He has a different ‘thing’ than Betty, so to have the opportunity to do Raven’s Reels is awesome. What we do with Betty’s Blends, it has its own thing, it’s almost like a regular release as opposed to something that’s special or limited. What Chris is doing is something different, and the whole look is different, from the artwork to the vibes.”

Robinson is excited to add this new release to the CRB’s growing catalog, and he seems confident that fans will respond with the same enthusiasm that they do with Betty’s work.

“Our world is alive on the stage,” he says, with an obvious sense of pride in his voice. “It’s alive with the music, with the scene and with the people who come to see us. That’s why we play different sets and tell different stories every night, so I think it’s super exciting to have Raven’s Reels out in the world, out in the record stores. Raven is out there, he’s a working man … this is the working man’s volume, you know? There’s no one who has listened to more CRB music than the Raven.”

And if fans are curious, yes, there are still more blends from Betty on the way.