Off The Hook

Lyrics: Nanker Phelge [Jagger, Richard]
Music: Nanker Phelge [Jagger, Richard]

This seems to have been played live by the Grateful Dead in their very early days as The Warlocks in 1965. A setlist shows it being played on 5 May 1965, though, so far as I know, no recording circulates.

Sittin' in my bedroom late last night
Got into bed and turned out the light
Decided to call my baby on the telephone
All I got was an engaged tone
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook

Talkin' so long she upset my mind
Why is she talkin' such a long time
Maybe she's sleeping, maybe she's ill
Phone's disconnected, unpaid bill
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook

Don't wanna see her, afraid of what I'd find
Tired of letting her upset me all the time
Back into bed started reading my books
Take my phone right off of the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook

It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
It's off the hook
[etc]


 


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