Fever

Lyrics: Davenport, Cooley
Music: Davenport, Cooley

Played only once by the Dead, on 13 September 1987 (thanks to Norbert Jung for the tape). Played frequently by Bob Weir with Rob Wasserman and with Ratdog.

Bless my soul I love you
Bless my soul I care
When you put your arms around me
I get a feeling that's so hard to bear

Chorus
You give me fever
When you kiss me
Fever when you hold me tight
Fever in the morning
Fever all through the night

Listen to me baby
Hear every word I say
No one gonna love you the way I do
'Cause they don't know how to love you my way

[Chorus]

Sun lights up the day time
Moon lights up the night
My eyes light up when you call my name
'Cause I know you're gonna treat me right

[Chorus]

King bee loves his honey
Queen bee feels the same
Ain't no queen who's honey's sweeter
And you know it drives me quite insane

[Chorus]

Sun lights up the day time
Moon lights up the night
My eyes light up when you call my name
'Cause I know you're gonna treat me right

[Chorus]

Fever all through the night
Gimme fever all through
All through
Fever all through
Gimme fever, gimme fever
Fever all through
Fever all through
Gimme fever
Gimme fever
Gimme fever
Gimme fever
[etc]
On "Nightfood" Bob Weir sings the following additional verses:
Everybody's got the fever
This is something we all know
Fever in a run down shack
Fever in an old chateau

Bless my soul I love you
Take this heart away
Take these arms I never use
Just believe in what my lips have to say

They give you fever when you kiss them
Fever if you live and learn
Flames are gonna get you
What a lovely way to burn
Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1988 Nightfood Brian Melvin
      5 Sep 1989 Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
      6 Sep 1989 Fall 1989: The Long Island Sound Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman
     1992 Weir/Wasserman Live Bob Weir and Rob Wasserman

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"Fever" was first recorded by Little Willie John in 1956, and subsequently covered by Peggy Lee two years later in a very similar version that became a big hit.



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

 


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