Volunteers
Released: November 1969 - Highest Chart Position: #13
We Can Be Together (Kantner) 5:48 
Good Shepherd (Traditional - Arranged by Kaukonen) 4:21 
The Farm (Kantner/Blackman) 3:15 
Hey Fredrick (Slick) 8:26 
Turn My Life Down (Kaukonen) 2:54 
Wooden Ships (Crosby/Stills/Kantner) 6:23 
Eskimo Blue Day (Slick/Kantner) 6:31 
A Song For All Seasons (Dryden) 3:28 
Meadowlands (Traditional - Arranged by Kaukonen) 1:07 
Volunteers (Kantner/Balin) 2:02 

CD Re-release

Volunteers
1. We Can Be Together 
2. Good Shepherd 
3. The Farm 
4. Hey Frederick 
5. Turn My Life Down 
6. Wooden Ships 
7. Eskimo Blue Day 
8. A Song For All Seasons 
9. Meadowlands 
10. Volunteers 

Bonus Tracks 
11. Good Shepherd 
12. Somebody To Love 
13. Plastic Fantastic Lover 
14. Wooden Ships 
15. Volunteers


Band Lineup:

Grace Slick - Singer
Marty Balin - Singer
Paul Kantner- Singer
Jorma Kaukonen - Guitarist
Jack Casady - Bassist
Spencer Dryden - Drummer
With:
Nicky Hopkins - Piano
Steven Stills - Hammond Organ
Jerry Garcia - Pedal Steel Guitar
Joey Covington - Percussion Chair
David Crosby - Music/Sailboat
Ace Of Cups (Mary Gannon, Marilyn Hunt,
Diane Hursh, Denise Jewkes) - Vocals
WE CAN BE TOGETHER (P. Kantner)

We can be together
Ah, you and me
We should be together
We are all outlaws in the eyes of America
In order to survive we steal cheat lie forge fuck hide and deal
We are obscene lawless hideous dangerous dirty violent, and young
But we should be together
Come on, all you people standing around
Our life's too fine to let it die
And we can be together
All your private property is target for your enemy
And your enemy,
Is we.
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da
We are forces of chaos and anarchy
Everything they say we are we are
And we are very Proud of ourselves
Up against the wall
Up against the wall, motherfucker
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls
(Break)
Come on now together
Get it on together
Everybody together
We should be together
We should be together, my friend
We can be together
We will be
(break)
We must begin here and now
A new continent of earth and fire
Come on now gettin higher and higher
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls
Tear down the walls
Won't you try
GOOD SHEPHERD (Traditional - Arranged by J. Kaukonen

)If you want, to get to heaven
Over on, the other shore
Stay out of the way of the blood-stained bandit
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep.
One for Paul
One for Silas
One for to make, my heart rejoice
Can't you hear my lambs a calling
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep.
If you want, to get to heaven
Over on, the other shore
Stay out of the way of the long-tongue liar
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep
One for Paul
One for Silas
One for to make, my heart rejoice
Can't you hear, my lambs a calling
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep.
(Break)
If you want, to get to heaven
(If you want, to get to heaven)
If you want, to get to heaven
(If you want, to get to heaven)
Stay out of the way of the gun shot devil
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep
One for Paul
One for Silas
One for to make, my life complete
Can't you hear, my lambs a calling
Oh good shepherd
Feed my sheep.

THE FARM (P. Kantner/Blackman)

Bought myself a farm way out in the country
Took to growin lettuce, milkin cows and honey
Bought myself a farm
(Grace: Way out in the country)
(Paul: Bought myself a farm way out in the country)
Spent time in the hayloft with the mice and the bunnies
Spent time in the country
Yes it's good livin on the farm
Ah so good livin on the farm
You know it's good livin on the farm
Here comes my next door neighbour, comin' down the road
He always looks so regal, ridin' on his toad named Lightnin.
The toad's name is Lightnin
He's ten hands at the shoulder
And if you give him sugar you know he'll whinny like a boulder
Yes he will
Yes it's good, livin on the farm
Ah so good livin on the farm
You know it's good livin on this farm
(Break)
Well I gotta get back to work now, and clear away some logs
Ah the sun is shinin westwards,
yeah I think I'll saddle up my frog and get outta here
Yes it's good, livin on the farm
Ah so good, livin on the farm
You know it's so good, livin on this farm
Ah so good, on my farm
Yes it's good, livin on the farm

HEY FREDRICK (G. Slick)

Either go away or go all the way in
Look at what you hold
Come back down on a spear of silence
When it flies
You go on through
You come on through
The rediculous no
Oh no
One more pair of
Loving eyes look down on you
Sheets and a pillow
How old will you have to be before you
Stop your believing
That those eyes will look down on you
That way forever
There you sit mouth wide open
Animals nipping at your sides
On wire wheels the four stroke man
Opens wide
The marching sound
The constant ride
In the gasket is mine
All mine
One more pair of
Wire wheels
Bear down on you
Gear stripping the willow
How many machine men will you see
Before you stop your believing
That speed will slide down on you
Like brakes in bad weather.

TURN MY LIFE DOWN (J. Kaukonen)

When I see you next time round in sorrow
Oh will you know, what I been going through
Oh my yesterdays, have melted with my tomorrow
And the present leaves me, with no point of view
When I see you next time round,
Look into my eyes
Where we'd be
We never. never, never could decide
Oh my borrowed moments
They cannot fill
Margins of our lives
And wishful thinking leaves me no
No place to hide
No place to hide
No place to hide, No
(Break)
I see the shadows, softly coming
Taking me, into a place
Where they turn my life down
Leaving mourning, with myself
And nothing to say
I see the shadows, softly coming
Taking me, into a place
Where they turn my life down
Leaving mourning, with myself
And nothing to say
Woh oh oh.

WOODEN SHIPS (Crosby/Kantner/Stills)

-Paul:
If you smile at me
You know I will understand
Cause that is something, everybody,
Everywhere does in the same language
-Grace:
Well I can see by your coat my friend that you're from the other side
There's just one thing I got to know
Can you tell me please, who won
-Marty:
You must try some of my purple berries
I've been eating them for six or seven weeks now
Haven't got sick once
-All:
Probably keep us both alive
Wooden ships on the water very free, and easy
Easy you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free and easy
-Paul:
Sail away where the morning sun goes high
Sail away where the wind blows sweet
-Grace and Paul:
Young birds fly
-All:
Take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this barren land
Horror grips us as we watch you die
All we can do is echo your anguished cry
Stare as all you human feelings die
We are leaving
You don't need us
(Break)
Go and take a sister by her hand
Lead her far from this foreign land
-Grace:
Somewhere
-All:
Where we might laugh again
We are leaving
You don't need us
(Break)
Sailing ships on the water very free, and easy
Easy you know the way it's supposed to be
Silver people on the shoreline leave us be
Very free
And gone
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Oh, Oh.
Ride it
Go Ride The Music
C'mon
Go Ride The Music
Go Ride The Music
Go Ride The Music
I'm Riding
Go Ride The Music
I'm Riding
Go Ride The Music
Come ride the music child

ESKIMO BLUE DAY (G. Slick/P. Kantner)

Sun cuts loose, from the frozen
Until it joins, with the African sea
In moving it changes, its cold, and its name
The reason I come, and I go, is the same
Animal game for me
You call it rain
But the human name
Doesn't mean shit to a tree
And if you don't mind, heat in your river
And fork tongue, talking from me
Swim like an eel, fantastic snake
You can take my love when it's free
Electric feel with me
You call it loud
But the human crowd
Doesn't mean shit to a tree
(Break)
Change the strings and notes slide
Change the bridge and string shift down
Shift the notes and bride sings
Fire eating people
Rising toys of the sun
Energy dies without body warm
Icicles ruin your gun
Water my roots, the natural thing
Natural spring, to the sea
Sulphur springs, make my body float
Like a ship, made of logs, from a tree
Ah, redwoods talk to me
Say it plainly
The human name
Doesn't mean shit to a tree
Snow called water, going violent
Damn, the end of the stream
Too much cold, in one place breaks
That's why, you might know what I mean
Consider how small you are
Compared to your scream
The human dream
Doesn't mean shit to a tree

A SONG FOR ALL SEASONS (S. Dryden)

Well the word was out
On the street today
All the friends,
that I'd met would have to say
While your records line the shelves
You're fighting amongst yourselves
And that's a hell of a lot of dues for you to pay
Well the word my friend
You know is on the street
It's on the lips
Of everyone I meet
While you're climbin up the chart
Your band just fell apart
I guess your life just ain't really that complete
You know your car
with which I was impressed
Well I hear that it's gonna be repossessed
Well I thought you had it made
But you ain't even paid
For the things that you've bought
Since the acid test
I hear you manager skipped town with all your pay
And your lead singer's bulge turns the censors grey
Wall that's really a doggone shame
But who's there left to blame
And all you ever really wanted was just to play
They say your drummer
He's crazy as a loon
Last night they found him
Baying at the moon
And as for your lead guitar
He just cracked up his car
But he should be out of traction very soon
Well my friend
it's time for me to go
I just can't be late for my evening show
You see I've written this tune
And I hope that very soon
I'll be heard on Top 40 radio

VOLUNTEERS (M. Balin/P. Kantner)

Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Hey I'm dancing down the streets
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Ain't it amazing all the people I meet
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
One generation got old
One generation got soul
This generation got no destination to hold
Pick up the cry
Hey now it's time for you and me
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Come on now we're marching to the sea
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Who'll take it from you
We will and who are we
We are volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
Oh, Gotta Revolution
Look what's happening out in the streets
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Hey I'm dancing down the streets
Got a revolution
(Got to revolution)
Ain't it amazing all the people I meet
Got a revolution
We are volunteers of America
Oh Yeh, We're the volunteers of America, oh
We are volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America
Volunteers of America