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Mark Tarantino: "I'm gonna leave this broke down palace..."

MARK, I recruited some kids from Austin, TX to perform a song whose words might have been on your mind in those last months...weeks...days...and hours...

Living in Freeport..."close to the water", these are fitting words for you...and for us to remember you by...AND, your spirit still walks and SINGS among us...

Oh, and you won't have to audition for the choir...Your Earthly resume shows you already have enough equivalency credits...

This was his latest Facebook photo (Sept. 2023):

Brokedown Palace

Lyrics By: Robert Hunter

Music By: Jerry Garcia

Fare you well, my honey

Fare you well, my only true one

All the birds that were singing

Are flown, except you alone

Gonna leave this brokedown palace

On my hands and my knees, I will roll, roll, roll

Make myself a bed by the waterside

In my time, in my time, I will roll, roll, roll

In a bed, in a bed

By the waterside I will lay my head

Listen to the river sing sweet songs

To rock my soul

River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy

Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home

It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago

Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home

Going home, going home

By the waterside I will rest my bones

Listen to the river sing sweet songs

To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow

On the bank's green edge it will grow, grow, grow

Singing a lullaby beside the water

Lovers come and go, the river will roll, roll, roll

Fare you well, fare you well

I love you more than words can tell

Listen to the river sing sweet songs

To rock my soul

Her uplifted arms inspired "I'm Free" - see further down...

Let's visit the UK like Mark did...if not Shakespeare...then WHO???

Some traditions tell us that we'll get a resurrected body in what ever's next...

"They left their nets...and followed..."

As this classic was finishing up, I heard this next one playing in my mind...

Trading in our broke down palaces...

Personally, as a "friend of Francis," I'd prefer a mountain or seaside retreat...or BOTH...

As a former surfer, I like these next two versions...



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