Someday Baby

Lyrics: Lightnin' Hopkins
Music: Lightnin' Hopkins

Jerry Garcia sang a full version of this in 1973 with Merl Saunders:

Don't care when you go
How long you stay
That good kind treatment
Will bring you back some day
Someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind any more

Just one thing
Really give me the blues
I wore a hole
In my last pair of shoes
Someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind any more

Don't like everybody
In my neighbourhood
I got a no good woman
Don't do me no good
Someday baby
I ain't gonna worry my mind any more

Keep on betting
But the dice won't pass
Want to leave here running
Almost too fast
Someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind no more

Verse A
Keep on betting
But the dice won't pass
Going to leave here running
Almost too fast
Someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind any more

Verse B
Don't like everybody
In my neighbourhood
Got a low down woman
Don't mean me no good
Someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind any more

Oh someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my mind any more
His 1990 version with the Jerry Garcia Band is shorter, with only some of the above verses:
Verse B
Verse A
Verse A
Verse B
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     10 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
     11 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
      1 Sep 1974 Pure Jerry 4: Keystone, Berkeley Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band
      1990 How Sweet It Is Jerry Garcia Band
 
Other Dead-Related Recordings
      2006 Keepers Of The Flame Melvin Seals and JGB
Roots
Both Jerry Garcia recordings credit the song to Lightnin' Hopkins. Hopkins' song is similar musically to the Garcia version, but with very different lyrics. This is from a 1948 recording:
Now here's something darling, I didn't think you would do
You'd have caused me to mistreat my home, it was on account of you
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life any more

You know my mind, any place I go
The way that you've been [wooing] me, hope you never want me no more
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life any more

So bye bye baby, you know I'm through with you
You done made me do something, God I didn't want to do
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life any more

Now little darling, this is what I've got to tell you
Just marry you another man, and don't look back at what I do
But someday baby
You ain't gonna worry my life any more
A 1950-51 Hopkins recording has different lyrics again:
Oh lordy Lord, oh lordy Lord
Heard you go back, before I rush too far
But someday baby you ain't gonna worry my life anymore

She's on my mind every place I go
How much I love her - ain't nobody know
But someday baby you ain't gonna worry my life anymore

So many nights - since you been gone
How I'd be grieving my life alone
But someday baby you ain't gonna worry my life anymore

That's my story - there's all I got to say to you
Goodbye baby - I don't care what you do
But someday baby you ain't gonna worry my life anymore
It seems that Garcia's version derived more from an earlier version by Sleepy John Estes, recorded in 1935. That is shares several verses with Garcia's version, though it is musically somewhat different:
I don't care how long you're gone
I don't care how long you stay
But that good kind treatment
Bring you back home someday
But someday baby
You ain't going to worry my mind any more

I hate that wind, that old chilly breeze
Come blowing through your BVDs
But someday baby
You ain't going to worry my mind any more

If you don't quit betting, boy those dice won't pay
It's gonna send you home on your yas-yas-yas
But someday
You ain't going to worry my life any more

It ain't but the one thing that give a man the blues
He ain't got no bottom in his last pair of shoes But someday baby
You ain't going to worry my mind any more

I tell all the people in your neighbohood
You're a no-good woman, you don't mean no good
But someday
You ain't going to worry poor John's mind any more
Muddy Waters reworked the song in 1955, titling it "Trouble No More" (subsequently covered by the Allman Brothers)
Can't tell how long you're gone, can't tell how long you stay
It's good country fun, it's your home some day
Someday baby, ain't no trouble for me, anymore

Ah keep on dancin' baby, let me dance one dance
Well I know when I go, I'm livin' too fast
Someday baby, ain't no trouble for me, anymore

I'll tell him about it, in my neighborhood
Gonna tell that little woman, that she don't do me no good
Someday baby, ain't no trouble for me, anymore

I know you're leaving, and you're comin' back home
Oh, without my lovin lady, I can't stay long
Someday baby, ain't no trouble for me, anymore

Good Bye baby, ah take my hand
Don't want no woman no, which ain't have no man
Someday baby, you ain't gonna trouble poor me, anymore
Thanks to Eric Levy for his help with this. There is also some interesting background posted to a blues newsgroup in 2000.