Young Blood

Lyrics: Leiber, Stoller
Music: Leiber, Stoller

Soundchecked by the Dead but never played live. Played frequently by Bob Weir with Kingfish, Bobby & The Midnites and with Ratdog.

The lyrics Bob Weir sang with Bobby & The Midnites were:

I saw her standin' on the corner
A yellow ribbon in her hair
I knew at once I was a goner (note 1)
Look-a there
Look-a there
Look-a there
Look-a there

Young blood
Young blood
Young blood
I can't get you out of my mind

I tried to talk, my tongue was fractured (note 2)
I tried to walk but I was lame
I couldn't keep myself from shoutin' (note 3)
What's your name?
What's your name?
What's your name?
What's your name?

Young blood
Young blood
Young blood
I can't get you out of my mind

Crazy stuff
She looked tough
I had to follow her all the way home
Then things went bad
I met her dad
He said "you better leave my daughter alone"

I couldn't sleep that night for tryin' (note 4)
I saw the risin' of the sun
And all night long my heart was cryin'
Why you're the one
You're the one
You're the one
You're the one

Young blood
Young blood
Young blood
I can't get you out of my mind

Young blood
Young blood
Young blood
I can't get you out of my mind

Young blood
Young blood
Young blood
I can't get you out of my mind
Notes
(1) the line in the original Coasters' recording is "I couldn't keep myself from shoutin'"
(2) the Coasters sang "I took one look but I was fractured"
(3) the Coasters sang "I tried to talk but I just stuttered"
(4) the Coasters sang "I couldn't sleep a wink for tryin'"

Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Jan/Feb 1983? Bobby & The Midnites Bobby & The Midnites (video)
      1985? Kingfish (Relix) Kingfish (note a)

Notes
(a) with Dave Torbert rather than Bob Weir on vocals (Bob Weir plays rhythm guitar)

The best-known recording is by The Coasters, available on greatest hits packages.