I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream.
Ah, child of countless trees.
Ah, child of boundless seas.
What you are, what you're meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
Born to me,
Lost now on the country miles in his Cadillac.
I can tell by the way you smile he's rolling back.
Come wash the nighttime clean,
Come grow this scorched ground green,
Blow the horn, tap the tambourine
Close the gap of the dark years in between
You and me,
Quick beats in an icy heart.
catch-colt draws a coffin cart.
There he goes now, here she starts:
Hear her cry.
Flight of the seabirds, scattered like lost words
Wheel to the storm and fly.
Faring thee well now.
Let your life proceed by its own design.
Nothing to tell now.
Let the words be yours, I'm done with mine.
First performed on March 23, 1974 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. Appeared in the first set between "Deal" and "China Cat Sunflower". The other first in the show was "Scarlet Begonias".
"catch colt n ... chiefly West, Inland Nth See Maps
1 The offpsring of a mare bred accidentally.
1940-41 Cassidy [!] WI Atlas csWI,, Catch-- Colt that was unintentionally bred. 1958 AmSp 33.271, Ketch-colt. An offspring obviously not from the herd sire. ...
2 By ext: a child born out of wedlock."