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Morning Dew
Composer: Bonnie Dobson

Morning Dew was written by the Canadian folk singer Bonnie Dobson and first released on the Bonnie Dobson at Folk City album. Dobson had earlier recorded a version of the song for Broadside Magazine. This version was released in 2000 on The Best Of Broadside box set as Take Me For A Walk (Morning Dew).

Fred Neil subsequently rearranged the song and added a few new lyrics for his 1964 Tear Down the Walls album. In 1967 Tim Rose recorded the song, with some minor changes to the lyrics, and through some music business machinations, became credited as co-writer of the song. Most subsequent recordings are credited to Dobson and Rose.

For further information about Bonnie Dobson and Morning Dew see the Randy Jackson interview with Bonnie Dobson at the Roots Of The Grateful Dead site.

The Grateful Dead recorded the song for their first album in 1967. It was subsequently a regular, though not frequently played, part of their live repertoire through to June 1995.


Grateful Dead recordings

info The Grateful Dead, 1967
info New Rock Special, Various Artists, 1968
info Europe '72, 1972
info The Grateful Dead / Anthem Of The Sun, 1976?
info The Grateful Dead Movie, 1981
info Two From The Vault, 1992
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 3, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 8, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 9, 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 11, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 19, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 21, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 22, 2001
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Into The Music: Jam Band, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 26, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 32, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info The Grateful Dead Movie (extended DVD), 2004
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (CD), 2005
info Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD), 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 35, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, 2005
info Fillmore West 1969: Compilation, 2005
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Volume 10 - 7/21/72, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Volume 12 - 4/17/69, 2006
info Live at the Cow Palace: New Year's Eve 1976, 2006
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979, 2007
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 2, Number 2: Feb 14, 1968, Carousel Ballroom, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound: Bonus CD, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 3: Fillmore East, 5/15/70, 2010
info Formerly The Warlocks, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No 1: Big Rock Pow Wow 69, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No. 4: Spectrum 4.6.82, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: Rotterdam, 5/11/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Munich, 5/18/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/23/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/26/1972, 2011
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info Spring 1990: So Glad You Made It, 2012
info Dave's Picks Vol. 5: Pauley Pavilion, 17/11/73, 2013
info Spring 1990 (The Other One), 2014

The Dead

info Indianapolis, IN, August 5, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 10, 2003
info East Troy, WI, July 24, 2004
info Camden, NJ, August 7, 2004
info Atlanta, GA, August 19, 2004
info Dead '09: Philadelphia, PA, May 2, 2009
info Dead '09: Mountain View, CA, May 14, 2009

Furthur

info Feb 14, 2010, Ithaca, NY
info Feb 24, 2010, New York, NY
info Mar 6, 2010, Denver, CO
info June 27, 2010, Brooklyn, NY
info July 11, 2010, Philadelphia, PA
info August 14, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info September 21, 2010, Los Angeles, CA
info November 13, 2010, Chicago, IL
info November 21, 2010, New York, NY
info March 4, 2011, Boston, MA
info March 18, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info March 27, 2011, New York, NY
info June 3, 2011, Mountain View, CA
info July 28, 2011, Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC
info Oct 1, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 8, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 12, 2011, Atlantic City, NJ
info Nov 21, 2011, Indianapolis, IN
info Dec 31, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 6, 2012, Boston, MA
info April 15, 2012, New York, NY
info July 17, 2012, Chicago, IL
info September 22, 2012, Morrison, CO
info October 4, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
info January 18, 2013, Mill Valley, CA
info April 20, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 18, 2013, Boston, MA
info Sept 22, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Oct 2, 2013, Las Vegas, NV

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Live at the Warfield, Phil Lesh and Friends, 2006
info Instant Live: June 22, 2006, Boca Raton, FL, 2006
info Instant Live: July 2, 2006, Saratoga, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 11, 2006, Scranton, PA, 2006
info April 5, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info May 29, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014

Ratdog

info San Jose, CA, July 10, 2008
info Camden, NJ, August 23, 2008
info Morrison, CO, August 30, 2008
info Washington, DC, November 5, 2008
info Boca Raton, FL, November 22, 2008
info Masontown, WV, July 10, 2009
info Jacksonville, OR, August 21, 2009
info Santa Margarita, CA, September 6, 2009
info New York, NY, October 24, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 29, 2010
info Westbury, NY, February 22, 2014
info Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2014
info Minneapolis, MN, June 13, 2014

 
Other recordings

info Bonnie Dobson at Folk City, Bonnie Dobson, 1962
info Hootenanny With Bonnie Dobson, Bonnie Dobson, 1963
info Tear Down the Walls, Vince Martin & Fred Neil, 1964
no info Single (Morning Dew / I Just Don't Understand You, Baby), The Id, 1966
no info Single (Morning Dew (Take Me For A Walk) / It's A Wonder), The Human Beans, 1967
info Tim Rose, Tim Rose, 1967
info Eight Frames A Second, Ralph McTell, 1968
no info Single, Lulu, 1968
no info People Get Ready for Group Therapy, Group Therapy, 1968
info Truth, Jeff Beck, 1968
info Bonnie Dobson, Bonnie Dobson, 1969
no info Keep on Truckin', Tongue, 1969
info The Damnation of Adam Blessing, The Damnation of Adam Blessing, 1969
no info Single, The Rats, 1969
no info Sweet Smoke, 1969
no info Everybody's Talkin About Salena Jones, Salena Jones, 1970
info Nazareth, Nazareth, 1971
no info Single, Nazareth, 1972
no info Live in Japan, Beck Bogert and Appice, 1973
no info Live in Concert, Nazareth, 1973
no info The Musician, Tim Rose, 1975
no info Single's A's & B's, Love Sculpture, 1980
no info Long John Baldry, Long John Baldry, 1980
no info The Fool Circle, Nazareth, 1981
info Vertical Smiles, Blackfoot, 1984
no info Highs in the Mid Sixties, Vol. 23: Texas, Pt. 5, Various Artists (Sweet Smoke), 1986
no info Five on the Open-Ended Richter-Scale, Einstürzende Neubauten, 1987
no info Classics, Vol. 16, Nazareth, 1987
no info Late 60s with Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, 1988
info Dreams, The Allman Brothers Band, 1989
no info Smooth Noodle Maps, Devo, 1990
no info The Early Edmunds, Dave Edmunds, 1991
no info Experiment in Terror, La Muerte, 1991
info Troubadours of the Folk Era, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Joan Baez), 1992
no info BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert, Nazareth, 1992
info Morning Dew, Tom Constanten, 1993
no info From the Vaults, Nazareth, 1994
no info Hawaiian Favorites, Don Ho, 1994
info Relix Magazine's 20th Anniversary Concert, Various Artists, 1994
no info New England Teen Scene, Various Artists (The Id), 1994
no info From Crayons to Perfume: The Best of Lulu, Lulu, 1994
info Guitar Rock: The Late '60s, Various Artists (Jeff Beck), 1994
info The Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1995
no info Special: The Best of Carla Olson, Carla Olson, 1995
no info Right to Sing the Blues, Long John Baldry, 1996
no info The Roots of Deep Purple: The Complete Episode Six, Episode Six, 1996
no info A Thrill's a Thrill: The Canadian Years, Long John Baldry, 1996
info Blue Morning, Toni Brown, 1996
no info Greatest Hits, Nazareth, 1996
no info You Cannot Kill What Does Not Live, King Loser, 1996
no info Lulu: The Gold Collection, Lulu, 1996
no info Retrospection, The End, 1997
no info Spiral Staircase: Classic Songs, Ralph McTell, 1997
no info Wise Guy from New York, Richie Scarlet, 1997
no info Haunted, Tim Rose, 1997
no info The Rise & Fall of Bernie Gripplestone and the Rats from Hull, Rats, 1998
no info Shapes of Things, Jeff Beck, 1998
info Dead Delites, Vol. 1, Various Artists, 1998
info Dead Delites, Vol. 3, Various Artists, 1998
no info Greatest Hits, Devo, 1998
no info The Best of Lulu, Lulu, 1998
no info Tim Rose/Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Tim Rose, 1998
no info Live at the Beeb, Nazareth, 1998
info The Blotter Boys Live: Oh Yeah (Live At The Tremont), The Blotter Boys, 1999
no info Best of Jeff Beck, Jeff Beck, 1999
no info Kill Everyone, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 1999
no info Universal Soldiers, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 1999
no info Texas Flashback, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Sweet Smoke), 199?
info Best of Broadside 1962-1988, Various Artists (Bonnie Dobson), 2000
info Gathering On The Mountain: Live Part 1, Various Artists, 2000
info Grateful Dreams, Tom Constanten, 2000
no info Live, Long John Baldry Trio, 2000
no info The Best of Ralph McTell, Ralph McTell, 2000
no info Death of Last Year's Man, Steven R. Smith, 2000
info Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970, Various Artists (Bonnie Dobson), 2001
info Great Sky River, Jazz Is Dead, 2001
info Truth / Beck-Ola, Jeff Beck, 2001
no info Cornflakes & Crazyfoam: 1964-1968, Episode Six, 2001
no info Back to the Trenches, Nazareth, 2001
no info Guitar Legends, Jeff Beck, 2002
no info Dreamland, Robert Plant, 2002
no info Nazology: Best of Nazareth, Nazareth, 2002
no info Extended Versions, Nazareth, 2002
no info Greatest Hits, Nazareth, 2002
info Beginner's Guide to Folk Music, Various Artists (Bonnie Dobson), 2003
no info Damnation to Salvation, Damnation, 2003
no info We Love the Pirates, Various Artists (Episode Six), 2003
no info 1967: The Soundtrack, Various Artists (Episode Six), 2003
no info Real Folk, Various Artists (Bonnie Dobson), 2003
no info Mastering the Art of French Kissing, Euphoria's Id, 2003
no info To Sir With Love: The Very Best of 1967-1968, Lulu, 2003
no info Gold Collection, Nazareth, 2003
no info Adults Only, Ray Dorset AKA Mungo Jerry Blues Band, 2004
no info Fall and Rise: A Rats Tale, Rats, 2004
no info Maximum XS: The Essential, Nazareth, 2004
info Real Folk, Various Artists (Bonnie Dobson), 2004
info Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
no info Alive & Screamin' & Kickin' & Shoutin', Audience, 2005
no info The Complete Singles Collection, Nazareth, 2005
no info To Sir with Love: The Complete Mickie Most Recordings, Lulu, 2005
no info Echoes of My Mind: The Best of 1963-1971, Fred Neil, 2005
no info Family Anthology, Mott the Hoople/Various Artists, 2005
no info Further History of Progressive Blues, Various Artists (Nazareth), 2005
no info Singles A's & B's, Nazareth, 2005
info Bruce Hornsby Live: August 20, 2005, Asheville, NC, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
no info Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box, Various Artists (Einstürzende Neubauten), 2006
no info Nine Lives, Robert Plant, 2006
no info If Your Memory Serves You Well, Serena Ryder, 2006
no info The Moment of Truth/Everybody's Talkin About Salena Jones, Salena Jones, 2006
no info The Very Best of Nazareth, Nazareth, 2006
no info Alternative Acoustic, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 2006
no info Very Best of Heartbeat, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 2006
info Four Decades of Folk Rock, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 2007
info Mick's Picks, Volume 3: Substage, Karlsruhe June 16, 2004, Jefferson Starship, 2008
info Ithaca 30 Years Later, Dark Star Orchestra, 2008
info 101 Pirate Radio Hits, Various Artists (Tim Rose), 2009
info Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Duane Allman / Various Artists, 2013

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