Don't Try To Be Your Brother's Killer

Lyrics: James Booker
Music: James Booker

Played by James Booker at a rehearsal with the Jerry Garcia Band on 7 Jan 1976

Don't try to be your brother's killer
You'll be doing all right if you be his friend
Well if you can't be your brother's keeper
Still you should stick with him through thick and thin

Because you just may wonder where your brother's located
Safely downtown in a movie that's triple-X rated
When he comes home at night, don't try to scold him
If he does a little wrong, don't try to uphold him, no no
No no
No no
No no no
You'll be doing all right
Well, well if you be your brother's
Real good brother right now
Oh you'll be doing all right
If you be, if you be his friend

Yeah you gotta be a real good brother
And you gotta be a real, real good sister, like my sister
And you gotta be a real good mother, like my moma
And a real good daddy, and a real good cousin
And a real good auntie, and a real good uncle
You'll be doing all right
If you be a real good brother

Don't try to be your brother's killer
Brothers Cain proved it was a sin
If you can't be your brother's keeper
Still you stick with him through thick and thin

Don't try to be your brother's keeper
You'll be doing all right if you be his friend
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1999 United, Our Thing Will Stand James Booker