Easy Wind

Grateful Dead

[E7]I been balling a shiny black steel jack-hammer,

Been [A7]chippin’ up rocks for the great highway,



I’ll [E7]live five years if I take my time,

[A7]Ballin’ that jack and a drinkin’ my wine.



I [E7]been chippin’ them rocks from dawn till doom,

While my [A7]rider hide my bottle in the other room.

[E7]Doctor say better stop ballin’ that jack,

If I [A7]live five years I gonna bust my back, yes I will.


[A7]Easy wind cross the Bayou to


Cause there’s a

[A7]whole lotta women, mama,

Out in red on the streets to [E7]day.

And the [B]river keeps a talkin’,

But you [A]never [C]heard a

word it [E]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.


Easy wind going cross the Bayou today

There’s a whole lotta women

Out in red on the streets today.

And the rivers keep a talkin’,

But you never heard a word it said.