MORNING DEW

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MORNING DEW
“Morning Dew”, also known as “(Walk Me Out in the) Morning Dew”, is a post
apocalyptic folk-rock song written by Canadian singer Bonnie Dobson in 1962, that has
become a standard. According to Dobson in a 1993 interview, “Morning Dew” was
inspired by the film On the Beach”. Fred Neil heard Dobson’s song and re-arranged it to
suit his own style. Tim Rose heard Neil’s version and then recorded his own in 1966,
adding himself as co-writer. Through a loophole in US copyright law, Rose was able to
claim royalties. Dobson has consistently questioned Rose’s right to a co-writing credit.
The song is most popularly known today as a cover by the Grateful Dead.
Walk me out in the morning dew my honey,
Walk me out in the morning dew today.
I can’t walk you out in the morning dew my honey,
I can’t walk you out in the morning dew today.
I thought I heard a baby cry this morning,
I thought I heard a baby cry this today.
You didn’t hear no baby cry this morning,
You didn’t hear no baby cry today.
Where have all the people gone my honey,
Where have all the people gone today.
There’s no need for you to be worrying about all those people,
You never see those people anyway.
I thought I heard a young man moan this morning,
I thought I heard a young man moan today.
I thought I heard a young man moan this morning,
I can’t walk you out in the morning dew today.
Walk me out in the morning dew my honey,
Walk me out in the morning dew today.
I’ll walk you out in the morning dew my honey,
I guess it doesn’t really matter anyway,
I guess it doesn’t matter anyway,
I guess it doesn’t matter anyway,
Guess it doesn’t matter anyway.