Monday, October 17, 2005 ... 6:37 PM
Gillian Welch "Throw Me A Rope" lyrics, and so forth.
October 2007 update:Looking for an MP3 of this song? Write something about Gillian for the Tent Revue and I'll send it to you. Look here.
All you west coast Gillian Welch fans -- brothers, sisters -- stumbling onto this site from Seattle and San Francisco, damp and trembling still from your first Gil & Dave show one night this past week -- looking up that brilliant fucking song that sounds as though they reached down into your blue Jungian guts and pulled out the rockinest archetypes -- y'all searching Google and Yahoo for "Throw me a rope" and "without a crow flying by" and "Gillian Welch lyrics" -- hey, here you are:
The Way It Would Be (aka "Throw Me a Rope") lyrics
While you're here, drop me a line, write a review. I'll put it up on the site. Tell us -- are they playing any new songs? Have they shaken up the setlist? Any surprise visitors?
And hey, check out some of my other Gil'n'Dave related entries. Holy shit, I never realized there are so many of them.
Who's the Revelator?
Gil & Dave Counterpoint From K.
Suburban Hilltop Tent Conversion
i heard them perform this in Hartford, Ct, and you could hear a pin drop. It was so intense...so beautiful.
I was just trying to find out more about this song after I heard it on a Prairie Home Companion rerun (available online at http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20031101/index.shtml). Amazing song. I transcribed the chords and submitted them to olga.net...using your lyrics as a guide. Hope you don't mind. Thanks! Hopefully we will hear this on the next album!
I wrote the management company, and they said next album.
I first heard this song at several shows around San Francisco in 2006. The beauty of the vocals, the haunting quality of the lyrics, the rolling, pulsing, shimmering sound of the guitars... everything comes together to make this an unforgettable masterpiece. I keep checking their website to see if an album is due out soon because I need a recording of this mesmerizing, evocative song.
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