Tell Mama

Lyrics: Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell
Music: Clarence Carter, Marcus Daniel, Wilbur Terrell

Sung twice by Etta James with the Grateful Dead in December 1982.

Thought you had found yourself a good girl
One who would love you and give you the world
Then you find, babe, that you've been misused
Come to me, honey, I'll do what you choose
I want you to

Tell Mama all about it
Tell Mama what you need
Tell your Mama, babe, what you want
Tell your Mama, dear, what you need
What you want
What you need
What you want, yeah
And I'll make everything alright

That girl you had didn't have no sense, babe
Wasn't worth all the time that you spent
Had another man kick you out the door
Now that same dude is wearing all your clothes

Selected Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1966 Single Clarence Carter (note 1)
     1967 Single Etta James
     1996 Festival Express (DVD) Janis Joplin (note 2)
(1) Under the title "Go Daddy"
(2) Without members of the Grateful Dead

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


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