You Win Again

Lyrics: Hank Williams
Music: Hank Williams

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Grateful Dead for a brief period in 1971-72, but then dropped. A JGB version was recorded in 1976 at the time of "Reflections" but never played live. Revived by The Dead with Bob Dylan in 2003.

The news is out, all over town
That you've been seen out running round
I know that I should leave but then (note 1)
I just can't go, Lord, you win again

This heart of mine could never see
What everybody knows but me
Just trusting you was my great sin
I just can't go, Lord, you win again

This heart of mine could never see
What everybody knows but me
Just trusting you was my great sin
I just can't go, Lord, you win again

This heart of mine could never see
What everybody knows but me
Just trusting you was my great sin
What can I do, Lord, you win again
What can I do, Lord, you win again
Notes
(1) in some early versions, Jerry sings the line "Just trusting you was my great sin" here.

Grateful Dead & Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album
     15 Nov 1971 Road Trips Number 3, Volume 2
     28 Mar 1972 Dick's Picks Vol 30
     14 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     26 Apr 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
      4 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     18 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     24 May 1972 Europe '72 (note 2)
     22 Jul 1972 Download Series Vol 10
     studio 1976 Reflections Jerry Garcia (note 3)

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Notes
(2) also on the box set Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
(3) bonus track on the reissued album included in the box set All Good Things

The original Hank Williams version had the following additional verses:
I`m sorry for your victim now
`Cause soon his head, like mine, will bow
He`ll give his heart, but all in vain
And someday say you win again

You have no heart, you have no shame
You take true love, and give the blame
I guess that I should not complain
I love you still, you win again

Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
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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