He Ain't Give You None

Lyrics: Van Morrison
Music: Van Morrison

Little girl, little girl
(Little girl, little girl)
Lord you know it's true
Little girl, little girl
(Little girl, little girl)
Lord you know it's true
I give my life for you baby
If I thought you'd love me the way that I love you

I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
I give you my heart and my soul, baby
(Heart and my soul to you)
He ain't give you none

And I wonder are you gonna, are you gonna
Let me stand alone
Are you gonna, are you gonna
Let me stand alone
I caught you early this morning, baby
(Ooh baby)
Before your daddy came home

Don't you ever go down, down, down, down, down
On Broadway Street
Don't you ever go down, down, down, down, down
On Broadway Street
Ain't nothing but heartaches there baby
(Ooh baby)
With the kinda guy you plan to meet

I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
I've done more for you
(More for you)
Than your daddy's ever done
[etc]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1974 Compliments Of ... Jerry Garcia
      199? Shining Star Jerry Garcia Band
      9 Nov 1991 Pure Jerry 7: Hampton Coliseum Jerry Garcia Band

The original Van Morrison version has slightly different lyrics:
Little girl, little girl
Lord, you know it's true
Little girl, little girl
ord, you know it's true
I don't wanna stop
Rockin' and rollin' with you

Are you gonna
Let me stand alone?
Are you gonna
Let me stand alone?
Caught you this morning
Before your Daddy came home

And I done more for you (note 1)
Than your Daddy has ever done
I done more for you
Than your Daddy has ever done
Gave you my jelly roll
And he ain't give you none

Don't you ever go down
Down on Curzon Street, it's bad
Don't you ever go down
Down on Curzon Street
That's where old John
Flogs his daily meat

Maybe sometime he say leave the
Little boy and the girl behind
I got messed up round somewhere
Called Notting Hill Gate
I lived there for a while, but I moved out
Ad when I moved out I was in such a state
I never gone back there

I'm sure I done more for you
Than your Daddy has ever done, baby
Made you learn your syllables
Done more for you
Than your Daddy has ever done, all right
Gave you my jelly roll
Ad he ain't give you none
Stay on the move

In the back street
In the back street I gave you my jelly roll
Ah, I gave it to you, ha ha
Remember when we were down in the, the alley
And I said the lights were out, baby this is it you know
All right, we got a good thing going

You can leave now if you don't like what's happening
You know we got a
A few things going, you know
Notes
(1) Eric Levy points out that Van Morrison took this from a song called "Motherless Chile Blues" recorded by Robert Hicks ('Barbecue Bob') in 1927:
I done more for you
Than your daddy ever done
I give you my jelly
He ain't give you none

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)

 


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