"Morning Dew" as written by and Bonnie/rose Dobson....
Walk me out in the mornin' dew my honey
Walk me out in the mornin' dew today
I can't walk you out in the mornin' dew my honey
I can't walk you out in the mornin' dew today

I thought I heard a baby cry this mornin'
I thought I heard a baby cry today
You didn't hear no baby cry this mornin'
You didn't hear no baby cry today

Where have all the people gone my honey?
Where have all the people gone today?
Well there's no need for you to be worryin' about all those people
You never see those people anyway

I thought I heard a young man moan this mornin'
I thought I heard a young man moan today
I thought I heard a young man moan this mornin'
I can't walk you out in the morning dew today

Walk me out in the mornin' dew my honey
Walk me out in the mornin' dew today
I?ll walk you out in the mornin' dew my honey
I guess it doesn't matter anyway
Well I guess it doesn't matter anyway, no no
I guess it doesn't matter anyway
Ah, I guess it doesn't matter anyway


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"Morning Dew" as written by Earl Rose

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    General CommentIt is about the aftermath of a nuclear war. You cannot go out for a walk in the morning dew because of the fallout. The baby, the young man, all the people that were once alive are not anymore. Bonnie Dobson was the author and original artist for this one.
    Jerrybearon April 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta dead cover. but what a great cover. all you can say is Jerry. Jerry and his voice. wow.
    deadhead8-1on October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is SUCH a good song!!! it is one of my favorite dead songs even if it is a cover. it's very, very diferent from the original. it's just such a good song jerry's guitar work and voice on this is AMAZING!!! i must have at least 5 different versions of this song it just never gets old
    sourire0947on January 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMorning Dew- Chicago(Rosemont) St. Patty's day 1994= religious experience!!!
    Never heard it better
    ltrainon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he sings about how life and death are the same thing. He is on one side, and she is on the other. They both exist, but in two separate realms, where they can't intersect. She can't see what he sees, particularly, the people as a result of who, she died. Occasionally, he hears voices coming from the other realm, and, therefore, the song ends as - "Guess, it doesn't matter anyway",meaning that it doesn't really matter if you're dead or alive. It's the same thing.
    Poirnukeon March 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all the positive comments on the Dead's version. The one by the Allman Brothers is also very well done with Greg A's soulful voice - worth checking it out.
    bigglesworthon August 10, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Bonnie Dobson. She saw the film stayed up all night one of those mindsets and wrote the song. I watched the film and here's some interpretations:

    Walk me out is about one of the main characters who had a wife and kid who died from radiation. He pretends like they're alive and there's the lyrics.

    The young man is Paul he's rational accepting post apocylptic life and suicide for his family.

    The baby crying is Paul's daughter. A baby. It cried in the beginning and the end. They killed it to make sure it was dead before they committed suicide before the radiation got there.It was implied not a scene.

    Also you didn't hear a baby cry because everyone lives in denial. That's how they cope.

    Watch the movie it's a rant.

    Morning dew will move you so much if you watch the movie and listen to the song. It's amazing.
    bkabbotton March 05, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt doesn't matter anyways one of the protagonists went back to finally elope with this woman that fell in love with him then went home to die with his family's corpses.

    It doesn't matter anyways. Self explanatory.
    bkabbotton March 05, 2013   Link

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