I Don't Need No Doctor

Lyrics: Armstead, Ashford, Simpson
Music: Armstead, Ashford, Simpson

Played regularly by the New Riders in the 1970s. Introduced by Phil Lesh and Friends in 2014.

I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me
I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me, yes I do
I've been too long away from my baby
I'm coming down, I'm coming down with misery

I don't need no doctor, or prescriptions to be filled
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, or prescriptions to be filled, no I don't
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
Only my baby's arms could take away these chills
Oh these chills

Well the doctor says I need rest
All I need is her tenderness
He put me on the critical list
When all I need is her sweet kiss
There can't be a medicated lotion
That can sooth, no no, my emotion

Well the doctor says I need rest
All I need is her tenderness
He put me on the critical list
When all I need is her sweet kiss
There can't be a medicated lotion
That can sooth, no no, my emotion

Well I don't need no doctor, because my will to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
Well I don't need no doctor, because my will to live is gone
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
All I need is my baby
Baby please won't you come on home
Won't you come on home

I don't need no doctor, because I know what's ailing me
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I've been too long away from my baby
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I'm coming down, I'm coming down with misery
Coming down with misery

(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor
(I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor)
I don't need no doctor, I don't need no doctor
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      1972 Powerglide
     29 May 1972 The Lost Broadcasts
     27 Aug 1972 Live At Veneta, OR
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY