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 #5697  by ded1hed
 Thu May 18, 2006 6:23 pm
anyone doin bye and bye

i was browsing through the tab links and like this song, but im not sure if ive heard it before or not. at least not by the dead anyway, anybody got a link to the dead or anyone else playing this


 #5698  by ebick
 Thu May 18, 2006 8:29 pm
It's Kingfish
 #5699  by phreaker
 Thu May 18, 2006 8:54 pm
I've tried to figure this out on my own, but I've never gotten a clear answer.

What do phrases like "Bye and Bye" or "Double-E" mean? Dylan and the Dead use these a lot. Youngs "Greendale" features a song called Double-E.

 #5702  by HawaiianDedhed
 Fri May 19, 2006 4:56 pm
"Bye and Bye" generally means in the future (Bum Bai for all the people from Hawaii out there).

By and by; i.e. in due course or at the appropriate moment. Here's another very old expression, going back at least to the time of Chaucer. Originally Bi and bi meant "in order; neatly spaced" and was known to refer to Time as well as Objects. Thus something occurring at an appropriate interval after something else could be regarded as having a neat and tidy relationship to it.

Double E has something to do with a train. How that could be a "waterfall over my back" I don't know.

 #5703  by tigerstrat
 Fri May 19, 2006 6:18 pm
Double-E is either a rail gauge, or a very wide shoe size, most likely the former.

 #6640  by hesgone95
 Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:07 am
Here's my two cents...a link to David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics. Great site for those of you who haven't seen it.