Next Time You See Me

Lyrics: William G Harvey/Frank Forest
Music: William G Harvey/Frank Forest

Sung by Pigpen with the Grateful Dead from 1966 up to his death, but not revived thereafter.

Next time you see me, things won't be the same
Next time you see me, things won't be the same
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only got yourself to blame

Well it's a true true sayin', all that shines is not gold
Well it's a true true sayin', all that shines is not gold
Like the good book says, you got to reap just what you sow (note 1)

Well you lied, you cheated, oh-oh for so long
Well you lied, you cheated, oh-oh for so long
You're a wrong-doing woman and another queen is on your throne

Well you lied, you cheated, oh-oh for so long
Well you lied, you cheated, oh-oh for so long
You're a wrong-doing woman and another queen is on your throne

Next time you see me, things won't be the same
Next time you see me, things won't be the same
And if it hurts you my darlin', you only got yourself to blame

Well it's a true true sayin', all that shines is not gold
Well it's a true true sayin', all that shines is not gold
Like the good book says, you got to reap just what you sow
Notes
(1) for a long time, I've had this line as "You're a wrong-doing woman and you got to reap just what you sow". But a correspondent pointed out to me that Pigpen sang "Like the good book says ..." in one version in Europe '72. That prompted me to listen to more versions, and it seems that that is in fact what Pigpen always sang: I couldn't find any versions where he sang "You're a wrong-doing woman ,,,". The lyric on Little Junior Parker's original version is also "Like the good book says ...".

I've no idea where I got "You're a wrong-doing woman ..." from: I suspect I copied it by mistake from the last line of the next verse/chorus. The line as I used to have it appears on a lot of other Dead-related versions of the lyrics - but that may be circular, with those sites having directly or indirectly copied from mine.

Grateful Dead and Related Recordings
     Date Album
     live Jul 1966 Birth Of The Dead (note 1)
     12 Dec 1969 Dave's Picks Volume 10
     15 May 1970 Road Trips Vol 3 No 3 (late show)
     25 Apr 1971 Ladies And Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead
      7 Aug 1971 Dick's Picks Vol 35
     28 Mar 1972 Dick's Picks Vol 30
      8 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     11 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     16 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     17 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     24 Apr 1972 Rockin' The Rhein (note 2)
     26 Apr 1972 Hundred Year Hall (note 2)
     29 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
      3 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
      4 May 1972 Europe '72: Vol. 2 (note 2)
      7 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     10 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     11 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     13 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     23 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     26 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings

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Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1973 A Wing And A Prayer Matthew Kelly (note 3)
      2001 Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead Amy Helm
Notes
(1) originally released as part of the Rhino box set The Golden Road (1965-1973)
(2) also on the box set Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
(3) also on the compilation Best Of Kingfish (Relix)



Futher 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
For sheet music, see:
          Hundred Year Hall songbook (guitar TAB)

 


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