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Best of Lost Sailor> Saint of Circumstance

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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 its not an invitation to debate. Its a list of solid versions that you all ought to hear. For more information about the processes used to create these lists, please check the, About the Projects section on the home page.

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The Top 10 Versions of Lost Sailor> Saint Of Circumstance:

10/27/79 - Cod Coliseum, South Yarmouth, MA - STREAM SBD

11/2/79 - Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY - STREAM SBD

11/25/79 - Pauley Pavilion, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA - STREAM SBD

12/11/79 - Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS - STREAM SBD

9/3/80 - Springfield Civic Center Arena, Springfield, MA - STREAM AUD

5/16/81 - Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY - STREAM AUD

8/10/82 - Fieldhouse, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA - STREAM SBD

10/10/82 - Frost Amphitheatre, Stanford U., Palo Alto, CA - STREAM SBD

10/31/83 - Marin County Veterans Auditorium, San Rafael, CA - STREAM AUD

6/15/85 - Greek Theatre, U. of California, Berkeley, CA - STREAM SBD


Honorable Mention:

5/13/81 - Providence Civic Center, Providence, RI - STREAM AUD

12/5/81 - Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, IN - STREAM SBD

4/17/82 - Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT - STREAM SBD

11/1/85 - Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, VA - STREAM AUD

2/14/86 - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA - STREAM SBD


Historically Significant:

8/4/79 - Oakland Auditorium Arena, Oakland, CA - STREAM SBD (First Lost Sailor)

8/31/79 - Glens Falls Civic Center, Glens Falls, NY - STREAM AUD (first Saint Of Circumstance/pairing)

3/24/86 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA - STREAM AUD (Last Lost Sailor/pairing)

7/8/95 - Soldier Field, Chicago, IL - STREAM AUD (Last Saint Of Circumstance)

Lost Sailor
Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

Compass card is spinning
Helm is swingin' to and fro
Ooh where's the dog star
Ooh where's the moon
You're lost sailor
You've been too long at sea

Some days the gales are howling
Some days the sea is still as glass
Ooh reef the mainsail
Ooh lash the mast
You're lost sailor
You've been too long at sea

Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah there's a price for being free

Yeah the sea birds cry
There's a ghost wind blowin'
It's calling you to that misty swirling sea
Till the chains of your dreams are broken
No place in this world you can be

You're lost sailor
You've been way too long at sea
Now the shore-lights beckon
Yeah there's a price for being free

Drifting yeah drifting
Yeah drifting and dreaming

'Cause there's a place you've never been
Maybe a place you've never seen
You can hear her calling on the wind
Go on and drift your life away
Yeah just drifting and dreaming
Maybe drift your life away
Drifting and dreaming
Yes I'm going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream
Maybe going on a dream

Saint of Circumstance
Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir

This must be heaven
Tonight I crossed the line
You must be the angel
I thought I might never find
Was it you I heard singing
Oh while I was chasing dreams
Driven by the wind
Like the dust that blows around
And the rain fallin' down

But I never know (sure don't know)
I never know, never know (sure don't know)

This must be heaven
'Cause here's where the rainbow ends
And at last it's the real thing
Or close enough to pretend

When that wind blows (wind blows)
And the night starts to fall
I can hear the silence call
It's a certain sort of sound
And the rain fallin' down
Rain fallin' down

Holes in what's left of my reason
Holes in the knees of my blues
Odds against me been increasing
But I'll pull through

Never could read no road-map
Now I don't know what the weather might do
Hear that witch wind whine
See that dog star shine
I got a feelin' there's no time to lose
No time to lose

I never know (sure don't know)
I will never know, no, no (sure don't know)

Well it's been heaven
Even rainbow's will end
Now my sails are filling
The wind so willing
And I'm good as gone again
I'm still walkin'
So I'm sure that I can dance
Just a saint of circumstance
Just a tiger in a trance
And the rain fallin' down
Rain falling down
Rain falling down

Well I never know
Just don't know
Just don't know
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Sure don't know
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
Yeah for sure, yeah for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Just don't never know, never never know
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
No no no, that's for sure, yeah for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Just don't never never know, no no
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
That's for sure
Sure don't know what I'm goin' for
Yeah maybe going on a dream, going on a dream now
But I'm gonna go for it for sure
Maybe going on a feeling, maybe going on a feeling
Maybe going on a feeling

The Annotated "Lost Sailor"
The Annotated "Saint Of Circumstance"