10 of my Favorite Songs in no Particular Order, #3 "Sugar Magnolia"

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@norcal (3215)
Nevada City, California
June 11, 2016 5:35pm CST
This is one of my favorite Grateful Dead songs. There are so many, it’s hard to pick a favorite really, but I’ve always loved this one. In particular, I love the part of the lyrics that say “She's got everything delightful, she's got everything I need, Takes the wheel when I'm seeing double, pays my ticket when I speed.” I guess I see myself in that I little, I’ve done both of those things. Also, "jump like a Willys in four wheel drive" reminds me of the old days when our mode of transportation was a Willys Jeep. The song was written by Robert Hunter and Bob Weir. It first appeared on their album “American Beauty.” It was a concert favorite, pretty much played at every Dead show.
Weir;Hunter Lyrics: Sugar magnolia, blossoms blooming, heads all empty and I dont care, Saw my baby down by the river, knew shed have to come up soon for air...
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@TheHorse (65657)
• Pleasant Hill, California
13 Jun 16
The live version became a favorite among those to like to dance (or sway).
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
13 Jun 16
Yes, it was a concert favorite, still is with the remaining members groups and cover groups.
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@teamfreak16 (41150)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun 16
I was in the reserves with a guy who is a total Deadhead. He even has a Jerry Bear tattoo.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
12 Jun 16
I know they have legions of fans that followed them around the country, setting up camp in the parking lot of all of their shows. I was never a Deadhead per se, but I do love them.
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@TRBRocks420 (77333)
• Banks, Oregon
11 Jun 16
I once got to see them live at the Washington county fair.
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@norcal (3215)
• Nevada City, California
12 Jun 16
I went to a few shows in southern California.
• Australia
13 Jun 16
Nice
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