Guilty

Lyrics: Randy Newman
Music: Randy Newman

Played by Jerry Garcia in 1975 in the JGB with Nicky Hopkins. In the version I have, Nicky Hopkins admits he dosn't know the words and sings just a fragment:

Got some whisky from the barman
Got some cocaine from a friend

Should have come round, I know I'm guilty
I'm guilty, guilty for the rest of my life
Guilty, guilty, guilty

Well you know how it is with me

I'm guilty, guilty
Guilty for the rest of my life
How come I never do what I'm supposed to do
How come everything I ever do doesn't come

Takes a whole lot of medecine
For me to pretend I'm I'm somebody else
Takes a whole lot of medecine
For me to belive that I'm I'm somebody else
The full version by Randy Newman is:
Yes, baby, I been drinkin'
And I shouldn't come by I know
But I found myself in trouble
And I had nowhere else to go

Got some whisky from the barman
Got some cocaine from a friend
I just had to keep on movin'
Till I was back in your arms again

Guilty, baby I'm guilty
And I'll be guilty the rest of my life
How come I never do what I'm supposed to do
How come nothin' that I try to do ever turns out right?

You know, you know how it is with me baby
You know, I just can't stand myself
And it takes a whole lot of medicine
For me to pretend that I'm somebody else


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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