Do You Believe In Magic

Lyrics: John Sebastian
Music: John Sebastian

There seems quite a lot of evidence that the Grateful Dead played this in their very early days as The Warlocks. In his book "Dark Star: An Oral Biography Of Jerry Garcia", Robert Greenfield quotes Tom Constanten:

"I saw one of the Warlock's shows at the Inn Room in Redwood City. ... Jerry was no longer Cesar Romero but Prince Valiant doing 'Roly-Poly', 'Do You Believe In Magic' and other songs."
Sandy Troy in his book "Captain Trips: The Life And Times Of Jerry Garcia" quotes Sue Swanson:
"When Phil came on board he was just learning to play the bass and to sing. I used to hold his music. I think the first song he ever did with the Warlocks was 'Do You Believe In Magic'"
There are, however, no tapes surving of the Warlocks playing this.
Do you believe in magic, in a young girl's heart
How the music can free her, whenever it starts
And it's magic, if the music is groovy
It makes you feel happy like an old-time movie
I'll tell you about the magic and it'll free your soul
But it's like tryin' to tell a stranger 'bout rock and roll

If you believe in magic, don't bother to choose
If it's jug band music or rhythm and blues
Just go and listen, it'll start with a smile
It won't wipe off your face, no matter how hard you try
Your feet start tapping and you can't seem to find
How you got there, so just blow your mind

If you believe in magic, come along with me
We'll dance until mornin' 'til there's just you and me
And maybe, if the music is right
I'll meet you tomorrow, sort of late at night
And we'll go dancing, baby, then you'll see
How the magic's in the music and the music's in me

Yeah, do you believe in magic
Yeah, believe in the magic of a young girl's soul
Believe in the magic of rock and roll
Believe in the magic that can set you free
Oh, talkin' 'bout magic

(Do you believe like I believe)
Do you believe in magic
(Do you believe like I believe)
Do you believe, believer
(Do you believe like I believe)
Do you believe in magic
(Do you believe like I believe)
     Date Album Recorded By
     1965 Do You Believe In Magic? The Lovin' Spoonful


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