"Greatest Story Ever Told" as written by Robert Hunter and Bob Weir....
Moses come ridin' up on a quasar
His spurs were jingling, the door was ajar
His buckle was silver, his manner was bold
And I asked him to come in out of the cold.

His brain was boiling, his reason was spent
His motto is nothing is borrowed, nothing is lent
He ask me for mercy, I gave him a gun.
He said these things just got to be done.

Abraham and Isaac sitting on a fence
You'd get right to work if you had any sense
You know the one thing we need is a left-hand monkey wrench.

Gideon come up with his eyes on the floor
Said "you ain't got a hinge, you can't close the door."
Moses stood up above his six foot and ten
Said "you can't close the door when the wall's caved in."

Ask him for water, he poured me some wine
We finished the bottle and broke into mine.
You get what you come for, ya ready to go
Well, it's one in ten thousand that come for the show.

Abraham and Isaac diggin' on a well
Mama came quick with the water witch spell
Well cool clear water well you can't ever tell.

Abraham and Isaac sitting on a fence
You'd get right to work if you had any sense
You know the one thing we need is a left-hand monkey wrench.


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"Greatest Story Ever Told" as written by Robert C. Hunter Michael S. Hart

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    General CommentI love the story behind this song... if you have a chance to listen to the Grateful Dead Radio hour, episode #500, Bobby and Mickey tell the story of how this song originated from a water pump that Mickey had in his house... they would listen to the rhythm that it made and formed a guitar lick to the rhythm. It's a very interesting clip... here is the link:

    dead.net/features/…

    (scroll to the bottom to listen to the show)
    dukeoveron December 31, 2007   Link

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