Album: Anthem of the Sun (1968)
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  • Sleepy alligator in the noonday sun
    Sleeping by the river just like he usually done
    Call for his whiskey
    He can call for his tea
    Call all he want to but he
    Can't call me

    Oh no
    I been there before
    And I'm not comin' back around
    There no more

    Creepy alligator coming all around the bend
    Talking bout the times when we was mutual friends
    I check my memory
    I check it quick yes I will
    I check it running
    Some old kind of trick

    Oh no well I
    Been there before
    And I ain't a coming back around
    There no more
    No I'm not

    Hung up waiting for a windy day
    Hung up waiting for a windy day
    Tear down the Fillmore,
    Gas the Avalon

    Riding down the river in an old canoe
    A bunch of bugs and an old tennis shoe
    Out of the river all ugly and green
    The biggest old alligator that I've ever seen
    Teeth big and pointed and his eyes were bugging out
    Contact the union, put the beggars to route
    Screaming and yelling and licking his chops
    He never runs he just stumbles and hops
    Just out of prison on six dollars bail
    Mumbling at bitches and wagging his tail

    Alligator running round my door [Repeat: x4]

    Alligator creeping round the corner of my cabin door
    He's coming round to bother me some moreWriter/s: Philip Lesh, Robert C. Hunter, Ronald Charles Mckernan
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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