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The Annotated "Caution"

An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.
By David Dodd
Library, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
"Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)"
Words and music by Ron McKernan

"Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)"

Recorded on

First known performance: November 3, 1965 at Mother's, in San Francisco. The band was still known as the Warlocks at the time. There seems to be some doubt about this performance, as it is not listed in Deadbase VIII. Any clues out there? It's possible that what is being referred to is the release of a Warlocks demo, which included the tune.

Gypsy Woman

A reference to a fortune teller, or to a traditional healer who is a member of the people known as the Rom. Still a people of mystery to the gaje (outsiders), they take care to preserve their closed society from outside scrutiny. They have traditionally occupied positions at the fringes of Western society, as fortune tellers, tinkers, musicians, animal trainers, etc.

Mojo's Hand

See the footnote in the annotations for "Ramble On Rose".
First posted: November 3, 1995
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