Gloria

Lyrics: Van Morrison
Music: Van Morrison

The Grateful Dead first played this when they were the Warlocks in 1965. They played it a few times through their career, most frequently in 1992 and 1993.

This is the version from 1 November 1985, on Dick's Picks 21:

Let me tell you about my baby
Yu know she come around
Just about five foot four
From her head on up to the ground
When she come around here
Just about midnight
Oh she only comes to make me feel so good
She only make me feel alright

And her name is G.L.O.R.
Now wait a minute
G.L.O.R.
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute
Said her name is G.L.O.R.I-I-I-I-I-I.A., G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every night now
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every day
(Gloria) Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey

Tell you about my baby
Walking down the street now
Me and my little baby
She's walking along with two feet now
She's walking round here
Just about midnight
She only come to make me feel good
Oh, she make me feel all right
She come walking down my street
Then she come up to my house
Knock upon my door
And then she come into my room
Hey, then she makes me feel all right, all right
Then after that I can never figure out where my baby went
She might have gone off on a space shuttle
Or gone and run for President
Don't matter much to me now
'Cause she makes me happy as I can be now
And child

And her name is G.L.O.R.
Wait a minute
Sometimes it's hard to get it all together
When you want to try to spell now
What you gonna me be now, somehow I can tell now
And her name is G.L.O.R.I-I-I-I-I-I.A. G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every night now
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every day
And her name is G.L.O.R.I-I-I-I-I-I.A. G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every night
(Gloria) I wanna to shout it every day
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
(Gloria) G-L-O-R-I-A
A later version, from 27 May 1993, is below (thanks to Matt Schofield for the transcription):
Tell you about my baby, you know she come around here
Just about five foot four, from her head to the ground
You know she come around here just about midnight
Oh you know she makes me feel so good
You know she makes me feel alright
And her name is G.L.O.R.I.A G.L.O.R.I.A
Gloria, I wanna to shout it every night
Gloria, I wanna to shout it every day

You know she comes around here just about midnight
Oh you know she only come to make me feel good
You know she makes me feel alright
She go walking down my street, she comes up to my house
She knock upon my door, knock upon my door
And then she come up to my room
Come walkin' in the living room
Sit down on the couch now
Says she's got something to show me
Says she's got something to show me
Says she's got something to show me
Says she's got something to show me
Say this is going to be better than TV now
Better than TV, better than TV
Better than TV, better than TV
She come into my room now
Sit on my bed now
I think you're getting the picture

And her name is G.L.O.R.I.A. G.L.O.R.I.A.
Gloria, I wanna to shout it all night
Gloria, I wanna to shout it all day
[etc]
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
      9 Nov 1979 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 1 (bonus disc) (jam only)
      1 Nov 1985 Dick's Picks Vol 21
     27 May 1993 Road Trips Vol 2, No 4

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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

 


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