How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Lyrics: Holland, Dozier, Holland
Music: Holland, Dozier, Holland

Played only once by the Grateful Dead, but a staple of Jerry Garcia's solo bands from 1972 to 1995. The lyrics to all the versions were very similar:

How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I needed the shelter of someone's arms
And there you were
I needed someone to undestand my ups and downs
There you were
With sweet love and devotion
Deeply touching my emotion
I want to stop, and thank you baby
I want to stop, and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I open my eyes at night
I wonder what I would be without you in my life
Everything was such a bore
All the things I've done you know I've done 'em before
But you brightened up all of my days
With your love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you

I open my eyes at night
I wonder what I would be without you in my life
Everything was such a bore
All the things I've done you know I've done 'em before
But you brightened up all of my days
With your love so sweet in so many ways
I want to stop and thank you baby
I want to stop and thank you baby
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
How sweet it is to be loved by you
[etc]
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     25 Mar 1972 Dick's Picks Vol 30
 
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     10 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
     11 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
     14 Dec 1974 Jerry Garcia Collection, Volume 1 Legion Of Mary (note 1)
     22 Mar 1978 Garcia Live Volume 4 Jerry Garcia Band
     28 Feb 1980 After Midnight Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Mar 1980 Garcia Live Volume 1 Jerry Garcia Band
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 2: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Sep 1989 Pure Jerry 5: Merriweather Post Pavilion Jerry Garcia Band
      6 Sep 1989 Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound Jerry Garcia Band
      1990 How Sweet It Is Jerry Garcia Band
      5 Aug 1990 Garcia Live Volume 2 Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Sep 1990 Live At Shoreline (DVD) Jerry Garcia Band
      9 Nov 1991 Pure Jerry 7: Hampton Coliseum Jerry Garcia Band

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Notes
(1) also released on Garcia Live Volume 3.



Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)

 


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