Think

Lyrics: Jimmy McCracklin, Don Robey (note 1)
Music: Jimmy McCracklin, Don Robey

Played by Jerry with Merl Saunders in the 1970s and later with the JGB in the 1990s. More recently, played by Phil Lesh & Friends in 2005.

I could give up
My friends I know
And in return
You could give up yours
Before we think
What would we do later on?
What kind of life would we have
Just in case we both were wrong?

I give up my woman
You give your man
But it don't make sense
To take the chance
Before we think
What would we do later on?
What kind of life would we have
Just in case we both were wrong?

Well love is a gamble (note 2)
We know that's true
Why gamble on me?
Why should I on you?
Before we think
What would we do later on?
What kind of life would we have
Just in case we both were wrong?
Notes
(1) often credited to McCracklin and Deadric Malone, which was the pseudonym Don Robey often wrote under.
(2) Jerry Garcia didn't sing this verse on the live 1990 version, but instead repeated the second verse.

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Sep 1974 Pure Jerry 4: Keystone, Berkeley Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band
      1974 Compliments Of ... Jerry Garcia (note 3)
      Oct 1987 Pure Jerry 3: Lunt-Fontanne: Best Of The Rest Jerry Garcia Band
      1 Sep 1989 Pure Jerry 5: Merriweather Post Pavilion 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
Notes
(3) bonus track on the reissued album included in the box set All Good Things


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

 


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