Love Please Come Home

Lyrics: Leon Jackson
Music: Leon Jackson

The version below is as played with Old And In The Way. DeadBase lists it as "Please Come Home" - and I think DeadBase references to "Sweetheart" are to this song too. Garcia also played it in 1964 in pre-Dead days with the Black Mountain Boys.

As you read this letter that I write to you
Sweetheart I hope you'll understand
That you're the only love I knew (note 1)
Please forgive me if you can

Chorus
Sweetheart I beg you to come home tonight
I'm so blue and all alone
I promise that I'll treat you right
Love, oh love, oh please come home

That old wind is cold and slowly creeping round
And the fire is burning low
The snow has covered up the ground
Our baby's hungry, sick and cold (note 2)

[chorus]

As you read this letter that I write to you (note 3)
Sweetheart I hope you'll understand
That you're the only love I knew
Please forgive me if you can

[chorus]
[chorus]
Love, oh love, oh please come home
Love, oh love, oh please come home
Notes
(1) in 1964 Garcia sang "You're the only one I knew"
(2) in 1964 Garcia sang "Your baby's hungry, sick and cold"
(3) in 1964 Garcia omitted this repeat of the first verse

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      8 Oct 1973 That High Lonesome Sound Old And In The Way (note 1)

Notes
(1) also included on Live At The Boarding House