Composer: Robert Hunter / Bob Weir / Mickey Hart

France was recorded by the Grateful Dead but never performed live. Robert Hunter comments on the writing of this song in Box Of Rain: Lyrics 1965 - 1993;
France was written to tapes of a joyous afternoon Latin jam at Mickey Hart's ranch, the same jam that spawned Molly Dee and Northeast by West. It was recorded by the Dead with abbreviated lyrics and a very different feel.


info Shakedown Street, Grateful Dead, 1978
info Single (Shakedown Street / France), Grateful Dead, 1979
info Grateful Dead Sampler, Various Artists, 1978
info Beyond Description, Grateful Dead, 2004

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