Grateful Dead

Dire Wolf

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In the timbers to Fennario, the wolves are running round,
The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet 'neath the ground.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.

I sat down to my supper, 'twas a bottle of red whisky,
I said my prayers and went to bed, that's the last they saw of me.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.

When I awoke, the Dire Wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,
Was grinning at my window, all I said was "Come on in".
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.

The Wolf came in, I got my cards, we sat down for a game.
I cut my deck to the Queen of Spades, but the cards were all the same.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.

In the backwash of Fennario, the black and bloody mire,
The Dire Wolf collects his dues, while the boys sing 'round the fire.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
No, no, no don't murder me. I beg of you,
Don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.

Dire Wolf de Grateful Dead

This song appears in 24 albums


Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO 7/8/78 (Live)
2016

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

Complete Road Trips
2014

Complete Studio Albums Collection
2014

Complete Live Rarities Collection
2013

Live Albums Collection
2013

Europe '72, Vol. 2
2011

Europe '72 Vol 22: 5/26/72 (Lyceum Theatre, London, England)
2011

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

Europe '72 Vol 9: 4/26/72 (Jahrhundert Halle, Frankfurt, West Germany)
2011

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

Road Trips, Vol. 3 No. 3: 5/15/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
2010

Road Trips, Vol. 2 No. 4: 5/26/93 - 5/27/93 (Cal Expo, Sacramento,CA)
2009

Dick's Picks Vol. 13: 5/6/81 (Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY)
2009

Download Series Vol. 9: 4/2/89 & 4/3/89 (Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA)
2006

Dick's Picks Vol. 34: 11/5/77 (Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY)
2005

Dick's Picks Vol. 17: 9/25/91 (Boston Garden, Boston, MA)
2000

Dick's Picks Vol. 16: 11/8/69 (Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA)
2000

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

Dick's Picks Vol. 8: 5/2/70 (Harpur College, Binghamton, NY)
1997

Dick's Picks Vol. 5: 12/26/79 (Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA)
1996

Dick's Picks Vol. 4: 2/13/70 - 2/14/70 (Fillmore East, New York, NY)
1996

Reckoning
1981

Workingman's Dead
1970
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