dire wolf (live at santa rosa’s veterans hall in santa rosa, ca 1969) lyrics – grateful dead

in the timbers to fennario
the wolves are running round
the winter was so hard and cold
froze ten feet ‘neath the ground

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

i sat down to my supper
’twas a bottle of red whiskey
i said my prayers and went to bed
that’s the last they saw of me

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

when i awoke, the dire wolf
six hundred pounds of sin
was grinning at my window
all i said was, “come on in”

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

the wolf came in, i got my cards
we sat down for a game
i cut my deck to the queen of spades
but the cards were all the same

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

don’t murder me

in the backwash of fennario
the black and bl**dy mire
the dire wolf collects his dues
while the boys sing ’round the fire

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

no, no, no, don’t murder me
i beg of you
don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me
please, don’t murder me

/ grateful dead lyrics