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The Best Of The Other One

 
 
sNeil Cassidy

The Other One:

Lyrics: Bob Weir
Music: Bob Weir/Bill Kreutzmann

Spanish lady come to me, she lays on me this rose
It rainbow spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes
It left a smoking crater of my mind I like to blow away
But the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

(chorus)
Coming, coming, coming around
Coming around, coming around, in a circle
Coming, coming, coming around
Coming around, coming around, in a circle

Escaping through the lily fields, I came across an empty space
It trembled and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of the bus to never ever land

(chorus)


The Annotated "That's It For The Other One"

STANDARD DISCLAIMER:
The Best Versions Project differs from the lists in the Grateful Dead Taper's Compendium in what Ribot_for_President calls "good taste and common sense." This project isn't necessarily definitive, and it’s not an invitation to debate. It’s a list of solid versions that you all ought to hear.

Your Top 10 TOOs are next...

Top 10 Versions of The Other One

11/1/68 - Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, Ca.- SBD

3/1/69 - Fillmore West, San Francisco, Ca.- Live at Fillmore West 1969 Box Set

4/15/70 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, Ca.- SBD

5/2/70 - Harpur College, S.U.N.Y., Binghamton, N.Y- Dick’s Picks #8

11/14/71 - Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tx.- SBD; AUD

8/22/72 - Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley, Ca.- SBD

9/17/72 - Baltimore Civic Center, Baltimore, Md.- Dick’s Picks #23

3/31/73 - War Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, N.Y.- SBD

6/18/74 - Freedom Hall, Louisville, Ky.- SBD

7/17/76 - Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, Ca.- SBD; AUD




Honorable Mention:

5/3/69 - Winterland Arena, San Francisco, Ca.- AUD

2/13/70 - Fillmore East
, New York, N.Y.- Dick’s Picks #4

7/25/72 - Paramount Theater, Portland, Or.- SBD

11/14/73 - Oklahoma City Music Hall, Oklahoma City, Ok.- SBD

5/18/77 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Ga.-
SBD



Historically Significant:

10/22/67 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA - (Marijuana Defense Benefit) – First time played. Different lyrics - SBD

2/14/68 - Carousel Ballroom - San Francisco, CA - Dedicated to Neal Cassady / “Tripping through the lily fields” - SBD

2/19/71 - Capitol Theater - Port Chester, NY – First single-drummer version - SBD

4/28/71 - Fillmore East - New York City, NY – with Tom Constanten (closing of F.E.) -
Skull & Roses or Skullfuck

7/2/71 - Fillmore West - San Francisco, CA – Closing of Fillmore West / Dedicated to Owsley - SBD

10/19/71 - Northrop Auditorium - Minneapolis, MN – Keith’s first show - SBD

9/23/72 - The Palace Theater - Waterbury, CT – Last Cryptical Envelopment until 1985 - SBD

12/31/72 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA – with David Crosby (he’s barely audible though) - SBD

10/20/74 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA – Mickey Hart returns -The Grateful Dead Movie

10/21/78 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA – with Lee Oskar / Hamza El-Din - SBD

12/31/78 - Winterland Arena - San Francisco, CA – The Closing of Winterland

2/10/79 - Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Hall - Kansas City, KS – Last version with Keith & Donna - AUD

4/22/79 - Spartan Stadium, San Jose State U - San Jose, CA – Brent’s first show - SBD

6/29/80 - Pauley Pavilion, UCLA - Los Angeles, CA – with Lee Oskar - SBD

12/31/81 - Oakland Auditorium Arena - Oakland, CA – with John Cippolina - SBD & AUD

8/8/82 - Alpine Valley Music Theatre - East Troy, WI – with John Cippolina - SBD

3/9/85 - Berkeley Community Theater - Berkeley, CA – with Merl Saunders - AUD

6/16/85 - Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA – Cryptical bustout - SBD

9/3/85 - Starlight Theater - Kansas City, MO – Final performance of Cryptical Envelopment - SBD & AUD

6/21/89 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA – with Clarence Clemmons - SBD

12/30/89 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA - Airto played on and off throughout the show - SBD

7/18/90 - Deer Creek Music Center - Noblesville, IN – Last version with Brent Mydland - SBD

9/10/90 - The Spectrum - Philadelphia, PA – First version with Vince Welnick - AUD

9/18/90 - Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY – First version with Bruce Hornsby as an “official” band member - SBD

12/31/90 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA – with Branford Marsalis - SBD

5/31/92 - Sam Boyd Silver Bowl, U.N.L.V. - Las Vegas, NV – with Steve Miller - SBD

6/14/92 - Giants Stadium - East Rutherford, NJ – with Steve Miller - SBD

1/26/93 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA – with Carlos Santana - SBD

2/23/93 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum - Oakland, CA – with Ornette Coleman - SBD

9/20/93 - Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY – with Edie Brickell - SBD

12/9/93 - Sports Arena - Los Angeles, CA – with Ornette Coleman - SBD

7/8/95 - Soldier Field - Chicago, IL – Final performance -
AUD

Listen to The Other One from November 14th 1971

Lyric variations:

10/22/67
When I woke up this morning, my head was not intact
I asked my friends about it, try to find out where it's at
A wind came up inside of me, blew the dust clouds all away
The heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

Well the heat down in jail, they weren't very smart
They taught me how to read and write, they taught me the precious art
Of breaking out of jail, well I learned that right away
Well they didn't need me to telling them 'bout smiling first then running away

11/10/67
I woke up this morning my head was not in sight
I would ask the walls about it, but they vanished overnight
I could not think or spell my name, or fly their words away
And the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

Escaping through the lily fields, when I came across an empty space
It quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
Well a bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never ever land

11/11/67
Well I woke up this morning, with the sky in sight
I would ask the walls about it, but they vanished overnight
I could not think to spell my name, I find there was no way
The heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

I was dancing through the lily fields, when I came across an empty space
Quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
A bus came by and I got on, thats when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal, at the wheel, of a bus to never-ever land

1/22/68
I woke up this morning, my head was not in sight
I would ask the walls about it, but they vanished overnight
I could not think or spell my name, or fly there was no way
And the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

I was skipping through the lily fields, when I came across an empty space
It quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land

2/3/68
A Spanish lady comes to me, she lays on me this rose
It rainbows, spirals round and round, it trembles and explodes
It left my mind, crater of a mind..., what the hey (note 4)
And the heat came round and busted me for smiling on a cloudy day

I was skipping through the lily fields, when I came across an empty space
It quivered and exploded, left a bus stop in its place
The bus came by and I got on, thats when it all began
There was Cowboy Neal, at the wheel, of a bus to never-ever land

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