Anotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

URL http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/index.html
Description A site with lyrics to all Dead originals, with nice footnotes where appropriate. Links to essays about specific songs or themes too.
Posted By Maciek Sakrejda (8047)
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On 12/15/2000, Jason Tafilowski (1468) posted:
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Very cool site. THERE is a ton of stuff on THERE too.
On 11/19/1999, Maciek Sakrejda (8047) posted:
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A really nice site. To give you an idea of what it does, let's take "Uncle John's Band". Under that entry, they have the lyrics, and hyperlinks at some of the words take you to footnotes at the bottom of the page. For example, in the lyrics "God damn, well I declare / Have you seen the like? / Their walls are built of cannonballs / Their motto is 'don't tread on me'", the italicized words take you to an entry at the bottom that tells you that "don't tread on me" was an American Revolutionary War motto.

Overall, the site author does a nice job with the references, and Rober Hunter's lyrics are especially good for this sort of thing. He also does a nice job of steering clear of trying to interpret the songs--he provides mostly unbiased hints by defining certain obscure words or phrases, and by explaining the more cryptic references. Very nice. If you like the Dead, you might find yourself some time here.