Dear Mr. Fantasy

Lyrics: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood
Music: Winwood, Capaldi, Wood

Dear Mr. Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything, take us out of this gloom,
Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy

You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don't be sad, if it was a straight life you had
We wouldn't have known you all these years
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     24 Jul 1987 View From The Vault IV (DVD & CD soundtrack)
     27 Mar 1988 Download Series Vol 5
     31 Mar 1988 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 2
      2 Jul 1989 Long Strange Trip (DVD only, on bonus disc)
      3 Jul 1988 30 Trips Around The Sun
      2 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
      2 Jul 1989 Long Strange Trip Soundtrack
     12 Jul 1989 RFK Stadium 1989 Box
      9 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
     14 Mar 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)
     22 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
     26 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
      1 Apr 1990 Without A Net (note 1)
Other Dead-related recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1994 The Last Great Traffic Jam Traffic(DVD with Jerry Garcia as guest)
     2003 Solo Acoustic David Gans
      2006 With A Large Slice Of Love The Sandwich Man (Dark Star Orchestra)

(1) also in Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Further Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see
For sheet music, see:
          Without A Net Songbook (piano arrangement)


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