Born Cross-Eyed

Lyrics: Bob Weir
Music: Bob Weir

Seems like I've been here before
Fuzzy then and still so obscure
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
And I don't want to see anybody cry
Meet me some morning in the sweet by and by
By and by, by and by

(Sing to me)
Song coming on
(Your sweet loving bring to me)
So pleasing to see come and gone
(Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye)
And you don't have to tell me why
Meet me some morning in the sweet by and by
By and by, by and by

Think that I'm the only one left darling
About the time the sun rises west
Feeling groovy
Looking fine
Think I'll come back here again
Every now and then
From time to time

My, how lovely you are, my dear
The ball game has gone much too far, my dear
Sing to me
Do your thing to me
(Hop along honey, come along)
I'll meet you some morning
Meet you some morning in the sweet by and by
By and by
By and by
A studio out-take while the song was being developed omits the Bob Weir lead vocals on the first two verses but has a background vocal on the first verse that doesn't appear in the finished version:
Leaving home
Gone away to roam
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Meet me some morning in the sweet by and by
By and by

Sing to me
Your sweet loving bring to me
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
I'll meet you some morning in the sweet by and by
By and by
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     1967-68 Anthem Of The Sun (note 1)
     14 Feb 1968 Road Trips Volume 2, Number 2
     23 Feb 1968 Dick's Picks Vol 22

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Notes
(1) the version issued as a single is included in the compilation What A Long Strange Trip It's Been and as a hidden track on the remastered album, originally issued as part of the box set The Golden Road (1965-1973). It is very similar to the "Anthem Of The Sun" version, except with a mono mix and with about 45 seconds of space/feedback at the end (instead of the fade out on "by and by").


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
For David Dodd's discussion of this song on dead.net see Greatest Stories Ever Told
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Anthology Volume 1 (piano arrangement)

 


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