Feel So Bad

Lyrics: Chuck Willis
Music: Chuck Willis

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish in the mid-1970s. This is from a version sung by Tim Bogert with Bob Weir and Friends on 10 March 1983.

Feel so bad
Feel like a ball game on a rainy day
I tell you I feel so bad
Feel like a ball game on a rainy day
Since I got my bags packed
Take this train, baby, ride away

Sometimes I want to stay here
Then again I want to leave here
Sometimes I want to stay here
Then again I want to leave here
Go away somewhere
My whole world is troubled and grey

Just trying to tell you people
Tell you all how I feel
Trying to tell you people
Tell you all how I feel
Tell you I feel so bad
My baby's done me a dirty deal

Tell you, I feel so bad
Feel like a [?] ball on a rainy day
Yes I feel so bad
Feel like a [?] ball on a rainy day
Since I lost my baby
Take this train, baby, and ride away

Sometimes I want to stay here
Then again I want to leave here
Sometimes I want to stay here
Then again I want to leave
Tell you [?]
My baby done me
My baby done me
My baby done me a dirty deal
There's a Kingfish recording (severely cut) from 17 November 1974 which starts with a verse:
Sometimes I think I won't
And then again, I think I will
Sometimes I think I won't
And then again, I know I will
I'm so downhearted
My woman gave me a dirty deal
I feel so bad now
Feel like a ball game on that rainy day
Feel so bad
Feel like a ball game on that rainy day
[cuts]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1971 One Way Or Another Cactus (with Tim Bogert)

Roots
The original version was by Chuck Willis in the 1950s and covered by Little Milton, Elvis Presley and others. Lighting Hopkins also recorded a song with this title, but it is completely different.