deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #76 of 82: David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 30 Apr 18 09:13
    
Lyric revisionism:

Learned via David Gans of a revision sung by Jeffrey Hellman of
Relatively Dead at a gig this past weekend: 

"If your cup is full, may you help a friend.”

Pretty wonderful. 
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #77 of 82: David Gans (tnf) Tue 1 May 18 08:46
    

Made me smile!
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #78 of 82: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Tue 1 May 18 20:22
    
Nice one! 

I sometimes sing "heart unstrung", probably because I am thinking
about heartstrings.
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #79 of 82: David Gans (tnf) Tue 1 May 18 22:41
    
I like that, too.

Much more soulful than "We can get High Times if you subscribe," which I'll
confess to having sung a number of times back in the day.
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #80 of 82: David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 2 May 18 08:42
    
And Chris Hillman sang "heart of a strum." 
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #81 of 82: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Thu 19 Aug 21 15:38
    
At p 283 of his The History of Rock & Roll Volume 2, Ed Ward states
(re the mid-seventies):

"Drinking, too, enjoyed a revival. Beer, of course, with its
relatively low alcohol content, was big, but so were sweet "wine"
drinks, most famously Boone's Farm, Annie Green Springs and Ripple
(the latter immortalized in a Grateful Dead song) ..."

Oh dear. The only linkage I am aware of is the unfortunate
illustration in the Grateful Dead Songbook.
  
deadsongs.vue.168 : Ripple
permalink #82 of 82: David Gans (tnf) Fri 20 Aug 21 07:57
    
Oops.

Amusingly, I thought the song was about cheap wine, too, until I heard it.
THat was well before the songbook came out, btw.
  



Members: Enter the conference to participate. All posts made in this conference are world-readable.

Subscribe to an RSS 2.0 feed of new responses in this topic RSS feed of new responses

 
   Join Us
 
Home | Learn About | Conferences | Member Pages | Mail | Store | Services & Help | Password | Join Us

Twitter G+ Facebook