Teardrops In My Eyes

Lyrics: Red Allen, Tommy Sutton
Music: Red Allen, Tommy Sutton

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964. Also played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the 1970s (though not with Garcia).

These heartaches now are on my way
What makes you want to be that way
You cheated on me and you lied
You put teardrops in my eyes

I found out what they say is true
I hope some day that you'll be blue
And then you'll know dear why I cry
With these teardrops in my eyes

I heard the rumor's all around
That some day you let me down
I turn my head when gossip flies
'Cause it puts teardrops in my eyes


I never thought you'd let me down
But now at last I understand
You wrecked my life and broke our vows
You'll have to pay for it somehow

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1973 The Adventures Of Panama Red
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     18 Mar 1973 Felt Forum, NYC
      4 Apr 1973 Worcester, MA
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ
     25 Jun 1976 Hempsteader
Other Related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     21 Feb 1975 Good Old Boys - Live Good Old Boys (note 1)

(1) with Jerry Garcia sitting in on banjo

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


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