Searchin'

Lyrics: Leiber, Stoller
Music: Leiber, Stoller

Sung a few times by Pigpen with the Grateful Dead in 1969-70.

Gonna find her
Gonna find her
Gonna find her
Gonna find her

I've been searchin'
I've been searchin'
I've been searchin' every which way, yeah, yeah
Well, I've been searchin'
My, my, I've been searchin'
I've been searchin' every which way
But like that North West Mountie
You know I'll bring her in someday

Gonna find her
Gonna find her

Well if I have to climb a mountain, you know I will
And if I have to swim a river, you know I will
And if she's hiding up there on Blueberry Hill (note 1)
Am I gonna find her child, you know I will

Well, I've been searchin'
My, my, I've been searchin'
I've been searchin' every which way
Like that North West Mountie
You know I'll bring her in someday

Gonna find her
Gonna find her

Well Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade got nothing child on me
Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan, and Boston Blackie
No matter where she's hiding, she gonna hear me coming
I'm gonna walk right down that street like Bulldog Drummond

Cause I've been searchin'
I've been searchin'
I've been searchin' every which way
Like that North West Mountie
You know I'll bring her in someday

Gonna find her
Gonna find her

[Pigpen ad lib]
I been searchin'
Everywhere I know
Yes I'm gonna find her
Look out on the highway
Look out on the highway
Look in my own best friend's house
Look around the corner
Look in the bar
Look in the hotel room
But I tell you now
I'm gonna find her, yes I will
Yes I will
My, my, my
I got to find her now
Yeah, I been searchin'
I been searchin'
I been searchin' every which way, yeah, yeah
I been searchin'
I been searchin'
Every which way
Yeah, yeah
Like the North West Mountie
You know I'll bring her in someday
Got to find her somewhere
Gonna find her
Gonna find her
Notes
(1) in the version on 8 November 1970, Pigpen sings something incomprehensible as this line, and then sings the "Bulldog Drummond" line from the next verse. I suspect this is a mistake - he sang the lyrics here on 29 August 1969.