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permalink #0 of 4: David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 2 Sep 03 15:13
Easy Wind
w&m: Hunter
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permalink #1 of 4: Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 2 Sep 03 19:39
Easy Wind 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

I've been balling a shiny black steel jack-hammer
Been chipping up rocks for the great highway
I'll live five years if I take my time
Balling that jack and drinking my wine

I been chipping them rocks from dawn till doom
While my rider hide my bottle in the other room
Doctor say better stop balling that jack
If I live five years I'm gonna bust my back, yes I will

Easy wind, cross the Bayou today
'Cause there's a whole lotta women, Mama
Out in red on the streets today
And the river keeps a talking
But you never heard a word it said

Gotta find a woman be good to me
Won't hide my liquor try, to serve me tea
'Cause I'm a stone jack baller and my heart is true
And I'll give everything that I got to you, yes I will

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permalink #2 of 4: Robin Russell (rrussell8) Fri 4 Jul 14 16:31
From Jack Kerouac's On the Road:

"And the new truck driver was as crazy as the other and yelled just as
much, and all I had to do was lean back and roll on. Now I could see
Denver looming ahead of me like the Promised Land, way out there
beneath the stars, across the prairie of Iowa and the plains of
Nebraska, and I could see the greater vision of San Francisco beyond,
like jewels in the night. He balled the jack and told stories for a
couple of hours, then, at a town in Iowa where years later Dean and I
were stopped on suspicion in what looked like a stolen Cadillac, he
slept a few hours in the seat." (p.19 Penguin paperback edition)

"Eddie drove alone, the cowboy and myself following, and no sooner
were we out of town than Eddie started to ball that jack ninety miles
an hour out of sheer exuberance." (p. 22 Penguin paperback edition)
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permalink #3 of 4: Anthony J. Zepezauer (zepezauer) Wed 14 Oct 15 20:27
From "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening":

"He gives his harness bells a shake   
To ask if there is some mistake.   
The only other sound’s the sweep   
Of easy wind and downy flake."
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permalink #4 of 4: Anthony J. Zepezauer (zepezauer) Wed 14 Oct 15 20:28
Kind of a whole other mood from Hunter's song though. :-)

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