You Don't Love Me

Lyrics: Willie Cobb
Music: Willie Cobb

This was sung by Pigpen with the Grateful Dead in 1966. This is from a version sandwiched within "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl":

No, no, no, baby, you don't love me this I know
No, no, no, baby, you don't love me this I know
Come on home, I love you baby
Don't you know I hate to see you go

Ah, ah, ah, now honey, don't you know you better find a man like me
No, no, no, baby, you better find a man like me
'Cause I know I love you baby
Baby, baby, just you and me

No, no, no, baby, don't you know I love you so
Ah ah ah, aah baby, you don't love me this I know
When you wake up this morning
Baby, baby, gonna let you go

Ah, no, baby, you don't love me this I know
No, no, no, baby, you don't love me this I know
Come on home in the morning baby
Don't you know I hate to let you go
The more traditional lyrics include:
You don't love me baby, you don't love me this I know
You don't love me baby, you don't love me this I know
If you leave me baby
Now you know it's gonna hurt me so

Yeah you've taken all my money and my clothes
Yeah you've taken all my money and my clothes
Yes you've taken my love
And you put poor me out cold

I'm gonna tell my mother and I'm gonna tell my father too
I'm gonna tell my mother and I'm gonna tell my father too
I'm gonna tell the old man
What the young girl's doing to you

Please don't leave me baby, please don't never never go
Please don't leave me baby, please don't never never go
Well if you leave me baby
I'm going crazy yes I know

Hey little girl, what can I do to satisfy you?
Hey little girl, what can I do to satisfy you?
I did all I could for you
But now you won't be true

I gave you everything girl, all I could beg, borrow or steal
I gave you everything girl, all I could beg, borrow or steal
I do believe pretty baby
I believe you're trying to get me killed

You got me lying to my children, you got me stealing from my poor little wife
You got me lying to my children, you got me stealing from my poor little wife
I do believe pretty baby
I believe you're trying to ruin my life

Roots
This song is normally credited to Willie Cobb (eg on his own recordings or on the recording by John Mayall), though it may in fact be based on an earlier traditional song.

A recent Willie Cobb version is on his CD "Down To Earth", but I don't know of any currently available CD with his original 1961 version.


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

 


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