It's Too Late (She's Gone)

Lyrics: Chuck Willis
Music: Chuck Willis

Played by Jerry Garcia, mainly with Merl Saunders in the early 1970s. Also by Luther Dickinson with Phil Lesh & Friends in 2013. This is the Garcia version recorded in 1973 on "Live At Keystone":

It's too late, she's gone
It's too late, my baby's gone
Yes I will miss her more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone

It's a weak man that cries
So I guess I'd better dry my eyes
I need your loving more than anyone
It's too late she's gone

She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
Where can my baby be?

I wonder does she know
When she left me Lord, it hurt me so
Yes I will miss her more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone

It's too late, she's gone
It's too late, my baby's gone
Yes I will miss her more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone

It's a weak man that cries
So I guess I'd better dry my eyes
I need your loving, please don't make me wait
Don't tell me it's not too late

She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
Where can my baby be?

I wonder does she know
When she left me Lord, it hurt me so
Yes I will miss her more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone
This is the version recorded for Garcia's second album ("Compliments Of ..."), though not released on the original album. There are a few variations in the lyrics:
It's too late, she's gone
It's too late, my baby's gone
I need your love, babe, more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone

It's a weak man that cries
So I guess I'd better dry my eyes
I need your loving, please don't make me wait
And tell me it's not too late

She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
Where can my baby be?

I wonder does she know
When she left me Lord, it hurt me so
I need your loving, please don't make me wait
And tell me it's not too late

She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
She's gone, my baby's gone
Where can my baby be?

I wonder does she know
When she left me Lord, it hurt me so
Yes I will miss her, more than anyone
It's too late, she's gone
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     10 Jul 1973 Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings Garcia/Saunders
     studio 1974 Compliments Of ... Jerry Garcia (note 1)
      1 Sep 1974 Pure Jerry 4: Keystone, Berkeley Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band
     18 Nov 1975 Jerry Garcia Collection, Volume 2: Let It Rock Jerry Garcia Band
Notes
(1) bonus track on the reissued album included in the box set All Good Things


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

 


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