Dylan And The Dead

This page was inspired by the confusion that keeps emerging about what Dylan songs did the Grateful Dead cover, what songs did Dylan play with the Grateful Dead etc. I've expanded it to include all the Dylan songs played by other Dead-related bands (though I've not included the songs where Jerry backed Bob Dylan on 16 November 1980). Matt Schofield has a similar page in his Grateful Dead Family Discography.

See key at end for an explanation of the abbreviations.

Song TitleGD+DGD-DJGBTDP+FFurRDOOOtherNotesAlbums
Absolutely Sweet Marie        DN 
Ain't Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody        BD  
All Along The WatchtowerDWWWXWWWBK dd,ph,ogd
Apple Suckling Tree    X      
All I Really Want To Dod          
Ballad Of A Thin ManDW DXW    ph,ogd
Ballad Of Frankie Lee And Judas PriestD G     DN jgb
Blind Willie McTell    X      
Blowing In The Wind    X      
Buckets Of Rain    X      
Cat's In The Well        BD  
Changing Of The Guard    K      
Chimes Of FreedomD   X;      
Covenant Woman        BD  
Dead Man, Dead ManD          
Desolation RowDW D WW RH ph,ogd
Dignity    X      
Don't Think Twice It's All RightD   X   RH  
Every Grain Of Sand        DN 
Farewell Angelina        NR  
Forever Young
 XG L   DN(a)jgb,jgd
Girl From The North Country    X   BD  
Going, Going Gone  G X     jgb,jgd
Goin' To Acapulco      W    
Gonna Change My Way Of Thinkingd          
Gotta Serve SomebodyD  DX     dd
The Groom's Still Waiting at the Altar        BD  
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall   WXWW DN  
Heart Of MineD          
Highway 61 RevisitedD   X   DJ  
Hurricane    XK     
I Threw It All Away    X      
I Shall Be Released  G X W   jgb,jgd
I Want YouD         dd
I'll Be Your Baby TonightD   X      
Idiot Wind    L,X   BD  
If Not For Youd          
If You Gotta Go, Go Now    X      
If You See Her Say Hello    X      
In The Summertimed          
Isis    X      
It Takes A Lot To Laugh ... Train To Cry GGDXWW DJ ph,jgb,jgd,ogd
It's All Over Now Baby BlueDGGD,WXWWW  ph,ogd,jgd
JoeyD         dd
John BrownD          
Just Like A Woman        BD  
Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues L LXLW BK ph,ogd
Knockin' On Heaven's DoorDGGWXWWWDJ dd,ogd,jgb,jgd
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat    X      
Like A Rolling Stone   D,LL,XX L   
Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts    X   RH  
Lo And Behold        NR  
Love Minus Zero No Limit    X      
Maggie's FarmDA WW,LWLKWWBK ph,ogd
Mama, You've Been On My Mind    X      
Man Of PeaceD         ph
Masters Of War      W DJ  
Meet Me In The Morning    X      
The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) G  XW,KW NR phb,ogd,jgd
Mississippi    X      
Most Of The Time     WW    
Mozambique    X      
Mr Tambourine ManD   L,X      
My Back Pages    X      
Not Dark Yet        DN 
On A Night Like This        DN 
One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)    X      
One Too Many Mornings    K      
Pledging My Timed          
Positively Fourth Street  G     BK jgb,jgd
Queen Jane ApproximatelyDW WWWWW  dd,phb,ogd
Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35D   X   NR,DN  
Romance In Durango    X      
Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands        RH  
Senor (Tales Of Yankee Power)d GDXWW BD jgb,jgd
She Belongs To Me GG W,L W   ph,ogd,jgd
Shelter From The StormD   X  WRH  
Silvio      W    
Simple Twist Of FateD G X   BD jgb,jgd
Slow TrainD     W BD dd
Solid Rock        DJ,BD  
Standing In The Doorway    X   DN 
Stuck Inside ... Memphis Blues AgainDW  XWW   ph,ogd
Subterranean Homesick Blues   DX      
Summer Days    X      
Tangled Up In BlueD GDX   DJ jgb,jgd
Tears Of Rage  G       jgb,jgd
This Wheel's On Fire    X   DN  
The Times They Are A' ChangingD   L      
Tombstone Blues    X      
Tomorrow Is A Long TimeD          
Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You    X   DN  
To Ramona        BD  
Tough MamadGG X   DJ(b)jgb,jgd
Under Your Spelld          
Union Sundownd          
Visions Of Johanna G  K     ogd,jgd
Walkin' Down The Line           
Watching The River FlowD   X   DJ  
When I Paint My Masterpiece WGWW,XWWW  ph,ogd,jgb,jgd
When You Gonna Wake Up?        BD  
Who Killed Davey Moore        DJ  
Wicked MessengerD G L,X   DN jgd,jgb
You Ain't Going Nowhere    XXW    
You Angel You        NR  
You're A Big Girl Now    X      
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go    X      

Non-Dylan songs rehearsed with Dylan
Ballad Of Ira Hayes
Blues Stay Away From Me
The Boy In The Bubble
C.C.Rider (d)
Folsom Prison Blues
French Girl
Go Ahead Baby (Don't Keep Me Waiting Too Long)
I'm Free
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
John Harty
Oh Boy (c)
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Stealin' (d)
They Killed Him
Non-Dylan songs which Dylan sang onstage with The Dead
Alabama Getaway
Around And Around
Big Boss Man
Big River
Friend Of The Devil
Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Johnny B Goode
Oh Boy
West L.A. Fadeaway
You Win Again
Hunter lyrics for Dylan songs
Beyond Here Lies Nothin'
Duquesne Whistle
Forgetful Heart
I Feel A Change Comin' On
If You Ever Go To Houston
It's All Good
Life Is Hard
My Wife's Home Town
Shake Shake Mama
Ugliest Girl In The World
(a) played by the Grateful Dead with Neil Young as guest
(b) soundchecked by the Grateful Dead but never played live
(c) also played live by the Grateful Dead without Dylan, and by Dylan with The Dead
(d) also played live by the Grateful Dead without Dylan

There is also a hand-written cue sheet from the first Bob Dylan/Grareful Dead rehearsals posted online by Steve Parish. This contains the following songs not listed above. So far as I know, no tapes of these exist and it isn't clear whether they were actually played at a rehearsal.
Love The Way You Walk (no idea what this is)
Bells Of Rhymney (Idris Davies/Pete Seeger)
Dark As A Dungeon (Bob Dylan)
Trouble (Presumably the Bob Dylan song subsequently released on Shot Of Love)
Branded Man (?) (Merle Haggard)
Pretty Peggy-O (Traditional)
Streets Of Loredo (Traditional)
Dontcha Just Know It (?Huey Smith )
My Love (?may be abbreviation for Love Minus Zero No Limit)
Run Mountain (Traditional)
I Don't Believe (?)
Hoedown (?)
Dire Wolf
Franklin's Tower
Fire On The Mountain
Not Fade Away
Key to abbreviations


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