U.S. Blues

Red and white / blue suede shoes
I'm Uncle Sam / how do you do?
Gimme five / I'm still alive
Ain't no luck / I learned to duck

Jerry Garcia, No. 13 on 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time listCheck my pulse / it don't change
Stay seventy two / come shine or rain
Wave the flag / pop the bag
Rock the boat / skin the goat

Wave that flag
Wave it wide and high
Done come and gone
My oh my

I'm Uncle Sam / that's who I am
Been hidin' out / in a rock and roll band
Shake the hand that shook the hand
Of P.T. Barnum / and Charlie Chan

Shine your shoes / light your fuse
Can you use / them ol' U.S. Blues?
I'll drink your health / share your wealth
Run your life / steal your wife

Wave that flag
Wave it wide and high
Summertime done
Come and gone
My oh my

Back to back / chicken shack
Son of a gun / better change your act
We're all confused / what's to lose?
You can call this song / the United States Blues

~Words by Robert Hunter; music by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, 1974