All I Really Want To Do

Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music: Bob Dylan

Rehearsed by Bob Dylan with the Grateful Dead but never played live in his concerts with them. The rehearsal tape is somewhat scrappy, with Dylan improvising/altering/half-remembering some of the verses:

I ain't lookin' to back you up
Shock or knock or lock you up
I ain't looking to meet with [?]
[?] your slave or be your [?]
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I ain't looking to marry you
[?] shine or [larry] you
Or disgrace you or displace you
Or confine you or define you
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I ain't looking to knock you down
Shop or knock or slop you down
I don't want you to be like me
Be like me or be like me
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you
Friends with you
(Baby be friends with you)
Friends with you
(Baby be friends with you)
Friends with you
(Baby be friends with you)
Friends with you
(Baby be friends with you)
Friends with you
(Baby be friends with you)
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you
Baby be friends with you
Baby be friends with you
For comparison, the "official" lyrics are:
I ain't lookin' to compete with you
Beat or cheat or mistreat you
Simplify you, classify you
Deny, defy or crucify you
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

No, and I ain't lookin' to fight with you
Frighten you or tighten you
Drag you down or drain you down
Chain you down or bring you down
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I ain't lookin' to block you up
Shock or knock or lock you up
Analyze you, categorize you
Finalize you or advertise you
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I don't want to straight-face you
Race or chase you, track or trace you
Or disgrace you or displace you
Or define you or confine you
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I don't want to meet your kin
Make you spin or do you in
Or select you or dissect you
Or inspect you or reject you
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you

I don't want to fake you out
Take or shake or forsake you out
I ain't lookin' for you to feel like me
See like me or be like me
All I really want to do
Is baby be friends with you


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

 


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