Lonely Avenue

Lyrics: Doc Pomus
Music: Doc Pomus

Played by Garcia & Saunders and Legion Of Mary.
In an interview with Dennis McNally in the book "Jerry on Jerry", Jerry Garcia recalled:

"And then then the first Ray Charles records. The first couple of those. I remember 'Lonely Avenue' was one of the first ones. I remember really liking 'I Got A Woman'. I don't know which one of them was his first one. But I remember when his sound appeared it was like something new something really fresh."
Lyrics:
Well my room has got two windows
The sunlight never comes through
I'm so sad and lonely, baby
Since I broke off baby with you

I live on a lonely avenue
Little girl, since you said you're through
Now I feel so sad and blue
It's all because of you
I could die, I could die, I could die
I could die, I could die, I could die
I live on a lonely avenue

My pillow is made of lead
And my cover is made of stone
I toss and turn every night
I'm not used to livin' alone

I live on a lonely avenue
Girl, since you said we're through
And I feel so sad and blue
You know it's all because of you
I could die, I could die, I could die
I could cry, I could cry, I could cry
I live on a Lonely Avenue
A lonely avenue
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1973 Fire Up Merl Saunders/Jerry Garcia (note 1)
Notes
(1) subsequently re-released on Fire Up Plus. Also on the compilation Well Matched: The Best Of Jerry Garcia And Merl Saunders


"Lonely Avenue" was originally a hit for Ray Charles in 1958.


Further 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 online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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