River Deep, Mountain High

Lyrics: Greenwich, Barry, Spector
Music: Greenwich, Barry, Spector

This was soundchecked by the Dead on 31 December 1976 but never played at a show. It was recorded by Donna Godchaux on her album with Keith (on which Jerry played guitar).

When I was a little girl, I had a rag doll
Only doll I've ever owned
Now I love you just the way I loved that rag doll
But only now my love has grown

And it gets stronger, in every way
And it gets deeper, let me say
And it gets higher, day by day

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

When you were a young boy did you have a puppy
That always followed you around
Well I'm gonna be as faithful as that puppy
No I'll never let you down

Cause it grows stronger, like a river flows
And it gets bigger baby, and heaven knows
And it gets sweeter baby, as it grows

And do I love you my oh my
Yeh river deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

I love you baby like a flower loves the spring
And I love you baby just like Tina loves to sing
And I love you baby like a school boy loves his pet
And I love you baby, river deep mountain high
Oh yeah you've gotta believe me
River deep, mountain high

Do I love you my oh my, oh baby
River deep, mountain high
If I lost you would I cry
Oh how I love you baby, baby, baby, baby

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     (studio) 1975 Keith & Donna Keith & Donna Godchaux
The Ike and Tina Turner version is widely available on compilations.



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

 


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