Lyrics: Willie Dixon
Music: Willie Dixon

Sung by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead from the 1980s onwards, as well as with many of his solo bands and with 'The Dead'.

Well it could be a spoonful of diamonds
Could be a spoonful of gold
But just a little spoon of your precious love
Will satisfy my soul

Men lied about that
Some of them cried about that
Some of them died about that
Everybody's fighting about that spoonful
That spoon, that spoon, that spoonful

Well it might be a spoonful of coffee
Might be a spoonful of tea
Just a little spoon of your precious love
Good enough for me

Well it might be a spoonful of water
Saved from the desert sand
But one spoon of lead from my forty-five
Save you from another man

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
      1 Nov 1985 Dick's Picks Vol 21

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Bob Weir Solo Acoustic Live!
Other Dead-related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2001 Blues Tribute To The Grateful Dead Various (Michael Hill)

Matt Schofield's discography (see below) has a good account of the origins of this song.

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com


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