Crazy Arms

Lyrics: Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals
Music: Ralph Mooney, Chuck Seals

Played a few times by Jerry Garcia in 1975 in the JGB with Nicky Hopkins. This is the version from 11 October 1975.

Blue ain't the word for the way that I feel
There's a storm brewing in this heart of mine
Someday your crazy arms will hold somebody new
But now I'm so lonesome all the time

Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new
Someone else's darling, you're not mine (note 1)
Someday these crazy arms will hold somebody new
But now I'm so lonesome all the time

Take all those crazy dreams I had for you baby
The love I once thought was mine
This ain't no crazy dream, I know it's real
You're someone else's darling, you're not mine

Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new
My yearning heart keeps saying you're not mine
Someday these crazy arms will hold somebody new
But now I'm so lonesome all the time
But now I'm so lonesome all the time
Notes
(1) This what Garcia sings, but it may be a mistake where he forgot the lyrics.

It was also played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in the early 1970s, with slightly different lyrics:
Now blue ain't the word for the way that I feel
And a storm's brewing in this heart of mine
This ain't no crazy dream, I know that it's real
You're someone else's love now, you're not mine

Chorus
Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new
For my yearning heart keeps sayin' you're not mine
My troubled mind knows soon to another you'll be wed
And that's why I'm lonely all the time

So please take the treasured dreams I had for you and me
Take all the love I thought was mine
Someday these crazy arms may hold somebody new
But now I'm so lonely all the time

[chorus]
And that's why I'm lonely all the time
New Riders Of The Purple Sage Recordings
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY


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

 


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