The Jealous Kind

Lyrics: Bobby Charles (Robert Guidry)
Music: Bobby Charles (Robert Guidry)

Performed a couple of times by Reconstruction, with Merle on lead vocals and Jerry on guitar. The song is also known--wrongly--under the title "I'm The Jealous Guy."

Girl, don't be angry if I seem rude
Each time we meet
A boy that you once knew
That you say used to be so close to you

It's just that I'm so afraid
Someone might steal you away, I'd lose my mind
So please forgive me for the way I act sometimes
I'm the jealous kind

If you only knew what I meant
And didn't mind
Things can't be the same, jealous dreams
And now I'm losing my mind

I want you all to myself
I don't want you to share with nobody else
I can't help it if it's the way I act sometimes
Because I'm the jealous kind

You know I love you girl

Just one more thing now
If you only knew how much it hurts me
Just to hear you say
How when we first met
I can't think that those were the good old days

Why must you hurt me so
I can't stand it no more, I'm tryin'
So please, I can't control those tears in my eyes
Lord I'm the jealous kind

I love you baby
You know you've got me baby

You know I'm the jealous kind

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


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