Grateful Dead

Mexicali Blues

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Laid back in an old saloon, with a peso in my hand,
Watchin' flies and children on the street,
And I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile,
There's a little boy who wants to shine my feet.

And it's three days ride from Bakersfield and I don't know why I came.
I guess I came to keep from payin' dues.
So instead I've got a bottle and a girl who's just fourteen,
And a damn good case of the Mexicali Blues. Yeh!

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose,
When the devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts, and keep a tight grip on your booze,
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today.

She said her name was Billy Jean and she was fresh in town.
I didn't know a stage line ran from Hell.
She had raven hair, a ruffled dress, a necklace made of gold,
All the French perfume you'd care to smell.

She took me up into her room and whispered in my ear,
"Go on, my friend, do anything you choose."
Now I'm payin' for those happy hours I spent there in her arms,
With a lifetime's worth of the Mexicali Blues.

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose,
When the devil wants to take it all away?
Cherish well your thoughts, and keep a tight grip on your booze
Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today.

And then a man rode into town, some thought he was the law.
Billy Jean was waitin' when he came.
She told me he would take her, if I didn't use my gun,
I'd have no one but myself to blame.

I went down to those dusty streets, blood was on my mind.
I guess that stranger hadn't heard the news
Cause I shot first and killed him, Lord, he didn't even draw
And he made me trade the gallows for the Mexicali Blues.

Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
When he lets a woman hold him in her hands?
He just might find himself out there on horseback in the dark
Just ridin' and runnin' across those desert sands.


Autor(es): Bob Weir / John Perry Barlow

Mexicali Blues de Grateful Dead

Esta canción aparece en 26 discos


Europe '72 Vol 20: 5/24/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London England)
2015

Europe '72 Vol 12: 5/4/72 (L'Olympia, Paris, France)
2014

Europe '72 Vol. 15: 5/11/72 (Grote Zaal De Doelen, Rotterdam, Holland)
2014

Complete Road Trips
2014

The Complete Sunshine Daydream Concert: Veneta, OR 8/27/72 (Live)
2013

Europe '72, Vol. 19: 5/23/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

Europe '72 Vol 16: 5/13/72 (Lille Fairgrounds, Lille, France) [Live]
2011

Europe '72, Vol. 5: 4/16/72 (Stakladen, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 4: 4/5/82 - 4/6/82 (Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 4 No. 3: 11/20/73 - 11/21/73 (Denver Coliseum, Denver CO)
2011

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 2: 11/15/71 (Municipal Auditorium, Austin, TX)
2010

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 1: 12/28/79 (Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA)
2009

Download Series Vol. 8: 12/10/73 (Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, NC)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 11: 9/27/72 (Stanley Theater, Jersey City, NJ)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 28: 2/26/73 (Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE) & 2/28/73 (Salt Palace, Salt Lake City, UT)
2009

Download Series Vol. 11: 6/20/91 (Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, MI)
2006

Download Series Vol. 10: 7/21/72 (Paramount Northwest Theatre, Seattle, WA)
2006

Download Series Vol. 7: 9/30/80 (Springfield Civic Center, Springfield, MA) & 9/4/80 (Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 36: 9/21/72 (The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA)
2005

Download Series Vol. 3: 10/26/71 (The Palestra, Rochester, NY)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 30: 3/25/72 & 3/28/72 (Academy of Music, New York, NY)
2003

Steppin' Out With the Grateful Dead - England '72
2002

Dick's Picks Vol. 23: 9/17/72 (Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, MD)
2001

Dick's Picks Vol. 19: 10/19/73 (Fairgrounds Arena, Oklahoma City, OK)
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 14: 11/30/73 & 12/2/73 (Boston Music Hall, Boston, MA)
1999

Dick's Picks Vol. 7: 9/9/74 - 9/11/74 (Alexandra Palace, London, England)
1997
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