If I Lose

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and with the Black Mountain Boys in pre-Dead days in 1964. Thanks to Matt Schofield for help with the lyrics for that version.

I never thought I'd be here, but now I find I'm wrong
Come on back sweet mama, back where you belong
I've gambled all around here, found that I can't win
Come on back and pick me up again

Now if I lose (if I lose)
Let me lose (let me lose)
I don't care (I don't care)
How much I lose
If I lose a hundred dollars while I'm trying to win a dime
My baby she's got money all the time

Of all the other girls I've met, none can take your place
'Cause when I get into a jam, they just ain't in the race
So now that you're back, let's make another round
With you here by my side, babe, the deal just can't go down

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      6 Mar 1964 Before The Dead Black Mountain Boys
     25 Oct 1987 Ragged But Right Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     28 Oct 1987 On Broadway: Act One Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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