Can You Match the Grateful Dead Lyric to the Song and Album?

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Stella Alexander

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Deadheads, unite! If you're ready to rock and roll, this is the quiz for you! When it comes to the classic rock band, Grateful Dead, how well do you know their lyrics?

In 1965, in the Californian town of Palo Alto, Grateful Dead was born and the band would go on to create and play music together for 30 years. While Grateful Dead had a long line of members, the group originally started with five: Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, and Bill Kreutzmann. 

1967 would bring about the release of their first album, "The Grateful Dead," and the rest is history! The group would go on to release more than 180 songs on 19 different albums. How many of the lyrics can you remember? 

Can you remember the opening lyrics of their very first song, "The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)" on their debut album? Could you pick out that "Sometimes we live no particular way but our own" is from the 1973 album, Wake Of the Flood?

Grateful Dead has a long list of songs on their roster and we want to know how big of a Deadhead you are! Can you make it to the front row of this lyrics quiz, or will you be stuck listening to the tune from across the street?

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"It must be getting early / Clocks are running late. Paint by numbers morning sky / Looks so phony."

"Touch of Grey" is the 1987 single that Grateful Dead released on their album, "In the Dark." It's the very first song on the album.

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"Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin' brings."

Grateful Dead released their single, "Eyes of the World," in 1973 on their album, "Wake of the Flood." It is the sixth track on the album.

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"Ain't nobody messin' with you but you / Your friends are getting most concerned."

"Althea" was a song released on Grateful Dead's 11th album, "Go to Heaven." Released in 1980, it is the third song on the album.

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"Roll away the dew / Roll away the dew."

"Franklin's Tower" was released on the 1975 Grateful Dead album, "Blues for Allah." It is the second song on the album.

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"She's got everything delightful, she's got everything I need."

"Sugar Magnolia" is the third song released on the Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "American Beauty."

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"Their walls are built of cannonballs, their motto is 'Don't tread on me'."

"Uncle John's Band" is the first track that appears on the 1970 Grateful Dead album, "Workingman's Dead." This track is listed as one of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

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"This old engine makes it on time / Leaves Central Station about a quarter to nine."

"Casey Jones" is the last track that appears on the Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead."

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"My time coming, any day, don't worry about me, no."

"Estimated Prophet" is the first track that appears on the 1977 Grateful Dead album, "Terrapin Station." The album peaked in the top 30 of the Billboard Hot 200.

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"In the thick of the evening when the dealing got rough, She was too pat to open and too cool to bluff."

"Scarlet Begonias" is the 1994 single that Grateful Dead released on their album, "From the Mars Hotel." It is listed as the fifth track on the album.

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"More than just ashes when your dreams come true."

"Fire on the Mountain" is the 1978 Grateful Dead song that was released on the album, "Shakedown Street." It is the fifth track on the album.

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"Searchlight casting for faults in the clouds of delusion."

"Dark Star" was released on the 1969 Grateful Dead album, "Live/Dead." This is another song that has been said to be one out of 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.

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"Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange, Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain."

"He's Gone" is the 1972 single released on the Grateful Dead album, "Europe '72." It's the second track on this live album.

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"It all rolls into one and nothing comes for free / There's nothing you can hold for very long."

"Stella Blue" is the 1973 Grateful Dead song released on their album, "Wake of the Flood." It is the fourth song to appear on the album.

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"The bottle was dusty but the liquor was clean."

"Brown Eyed Woman" was released on the Grateful Dead's 1972 album, "Europe '72." It appears on the third side of the album as the eighth track.

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"Who can deny, who can deny, it's not just a change in style?"

"New Speedway Boogie" is the fourth on the Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead."

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"Where have all the people gone my honey, where have all the people gone today."

"Morning Dew" is a track that appears on the Grateful Dead's debut 1967 album, "The Grateful Dead." The song is a cover of Bonnie Dobson's 1964 single.

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"When the last rose of summer pricks my finger and the hot sun chills me to the bone."

"Black Muddy River" was released on the 1987 Grateful Dead album, "In the Dark." It is the eighth track on the CD.

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"A lotta poor man make a five dollar bill, Keep him happy all the time."

"Cumberland Blues" is the fifth track released on Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead."

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"I dropped four flights and cracked my spine / Honey, come quick with the iodine."

"Tennessee Jed" is a track released on the 1972 Grateful Dead album, "Europe '72." It appears on the fourth side of the album at track number 13.

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"Just like Jack and Jill / Mama told the sailor / One heat up and one cool down."

"Ramble on Rose" appears on the third side at track 10 of the 1972 Grateful Dead album, "Europe '72."

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"I sat down to my supper / T'was a bottle of red whiskey."

"Dire Wolf" was a song that first appeared on Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead." It would later be re-released on their 1981 album, "Reckoning."

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"Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana like a one-eyed Cheshire."

"China Cat Sunflower" is the sixth track that appears on the 1969 Grateful Dead album, "Aoxomoxoa."

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"Wait a minute, watch what you're doin' with your time."

"Cream Puff War" is the sixth song to appear on Grateful Dead's 1967 debut album, "The Grateful Dead."

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"The summer looked down on him, his mother could but frown on him."

"That's It For the Other One I: Cryptical Envelopment" is a series of four blends that appear as track number 1 of Grateful Dead's 1968 album, "Anthem of the Sun."

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"I see all of Southeast Asia / I can see El Salvador."

"Standing on the Moon" is a track from Grateful Dead's last studio album, "Built to Last," which was released in 1989.

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"I been chippin' them rocks from dawn till doom / while my rider hide my bottle in the other room."

"Easy Wind" is the seventh track that appears on the 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead."

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"Just want to have a little peace to die and a friend or two I love at hand."

"black Peter" is the sixth track on Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "Workingman's Dead."

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"Tell me the cost: I can pay, let me go, tell me love is not lost."

"Help on the Way" appears on the 1975 Grateful Dead album, "Blues for Allah," as the very first track.

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"Roll you down the line boy, drop you for a loss."

"Unbroken Chain" appears on the 1974 Grateful Dead album, "From the Mars Hotel," as the last track.

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"Life may be sweeter for this, I don't know."

"Crazy Fingers" is the fifth track that appears on the Grateful Dead's 1975 album, "Blues for Allah."

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"Judge decreed it, clerk wrote it down / Give you this jail sentence you'll be Nashville bound."

"Viola Lee Blues" is a track that appears on Grateful Dead's debut 1967 album, "The Grateful Dead."

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"I have spent my life seeking all that's still unsung."

"Attics of My Life" is the ninth track on Grateful Dead's 1970 album, "American Beauty."

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"I won't even take your life, won't even take a limb."

"Mr. Charlie" is a song released on the 1972 Grateful Dead album, "Europe '72." The song is the twelfth track on the album.

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"Calico Cal, ya come tell me the news / Calamity's waiting for a way to get to her."

"Cosmic Charlie" is a track that appears on Grateful Dead's third album, "Aoxomoxxoa." The song was released in 1969.

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"It ain't 'cause I'm the only one left darlin' / 'Bout the time the sun rises west."

"Born Cross-Eyed" is a track that appears on Grateful Dead's 1968 album, "Anthem of the Sun."

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