"I Know You Rider" as written by and Jorma Kaukonen....
Well I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
Well I know you rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone
You gonna miss your mama from rolling in your arms

Well I know my baby he's bound to love me some
Well I know my baby he's bound to love me some
He throws his arms around me like a circle round the sun

Well I laid down and I tried to take my rest
I laid down and I tried to take my rest
but my mind it just kept wandering like some wild geese in the west

I'm going down the road where I get better care
I'm going down the road where I get better care
I believe I'll go babe, I just don't feel welcome here

Just as sure as the bird fly in the sky above
Just as sure as the bird fly in the sky above
Life ain't worth living if you ain't with the man you love

The sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
The sun's gonna shine in my back door some day
The wind's gonna rise and blow my blues away

To love you baby, it's easy as falling off a log
To love you baby, it's easy as falling off a log
Wanna be your baby but I sure won't be your dog


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"I Know You Rider" as written by Jorma Kaukonen

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    General CommentThis is a traditional blues tune. Dead covered and jammed it well. This is one of the many songs with traditional railroad references/imagery in ti. Take fro mthis song what you will--personally, I feel this song is a tale of transition, a tale of one man's progression through life. I think that ithis person realizes that to grow in life, he has to leave things behind that may be conforting at the time, but in the end, are no good for him . Wishing to be a headlight on a northbound trail is the desire to lead somone or somthing to better things.
    Depending on how the jam goes, this song can take on different feelings/attitudes. Great interpretation.
    binghiskhanon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"The sun will shine in my back door some day.
    March winds will blow all my troubles away."

    Recovering from something?
    Astronautson August 04, 2006   Link

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