I Don't Need No Doctor

Lyrics: Armstead, Ashford, Simpson
Music: Armstead, Ashford, Simpson

Played regularly by the New Riders in the 1970s. Introduced by Phil Lesh and Friends in 2014.

I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me
I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me, yes I do
I've been too long away from my baby
I'm coming down, I'm coming down with misery

I don't need no doctor, or prescriptions to be filled
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, or prescriptions to be filled, no I don't
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
Only my baby's arms could take away these chills
Oh these chills

Well the doctor says I need rest
All I need is her tenderness
He put me on the critical list
When all I need is her sweet kiss
There can't be a medicated lotion
That can sooth, no no, my emotion

Well the doctor says I need rest
All I need is her tenderness
He put me on the critical list
When all I need is her sweet kiss
There can't be a medicated lotion
That can sooth, no no, my emotion

Well I don't need no doctor, because my will to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
Well I don't need no doctor, because my will to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
All I need is my baby
Baby please won't you come on home
Won't you come on home

I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I've been too long away from my baby
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I'm coming down, I'm coming down with misery
Coming down with misery

(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      1972 Powerglide
     29 May 1972 The Lost Broadcasts
     27 Aug 1972 Live At Veneta, OR
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

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