Blue Suede Shoes

Lyrics: Carl Perkins
Music: Carl Perkins

The Dead soundchecked this a couple of times, on 1 & 12 December 1973, but never played it live. In the soundcheck on 12/12/73, Garcia essentially sang the complete version:

Well it's one for the money, two for the show
Three to get ready now go cat go
But don't you step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can knock me down, step on my face
Slander my name all over the place
Do anything that you wanna do
But oh oh honey lay off of them shoes
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Well you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can burn my house, steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
Do anything that you wanna do
But oh oh honey lay off them shoes
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes

Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
Blue, blue, blue suede shoes
You can do anything but lay off my blue suede shoes

Recordings
None by the Dead. The Carl Perkins version is on numerous compilations, as are covers by almost everybody!



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

 


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