Finders Keepers

Lyrics: [none]
Music: Saunders, Kahn/Johnson, Bowen

This is an instrumental that Merl Saunders has played with a variety of bands, including those with Jerry Garcia.

The title and writing credits seem to vary:

Matt Schofield has tracked down the Johnson/Bowen tune from 1973 (recorded by Chairmen Of The Board) and says it is more or less the same tune, though perhaps with enough differences for Merl Saunders to decide (sometimes!) subsequently to copyright it separately.
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      5 Jul 1973 Garcia Live Volume 6 Garcia/Saunders
     10 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
     11 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
      2 Sep 1973 Keepers Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia
      1 Sep 1974 Pure Jerry 4: Keystone Berkeley Garcia and Saunders Band
 
Other Recordings
      1973 [single] Chairmen Of The Board
      1974 Skin I'm In Chairmen Of The Board
      1991 Save The Rainforest So We have Some Place To Boogie Merl Saunders
      2003 Live On Tour Merl Saunders and Melvin Seals


The Chairmen Of The Board recorded two versions, one with lyrics, one without. The lyrics were: I found the love you threw away
Now you realize you made a mistake
But now she's mine and we're doing fine
You can't steal her love, no use in trying
Your eyes may shine, your teeth may grit
But none of this good loving are you gonna get

Chorus
Finder's keepers, losers weepers
I found the love you lost and I'm gonna keep her
Finder's keepers, losers weepers
I found the love you lost and I'm gonna keep her

This love of mine is super fine
Lord knows I'm glad I made her mine
You treat her bad, you know you made her sad
Now you realize the good thing you had
But it's too late, don't even try
Never gonna give her up, and I ain't lying

[chorus]

Your eyes may shine, your teeth may grit But none of this good loving are you gonna get

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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