Mean Woman Blues

Lyrics: Claude DeMetrius
Music: Claude Demetrius

Played by Jerry in the JGB with Nicky Hopkins. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics. According to Dan Sokulski (who was there) it was soundchecked by the Grateful Dead on 2 July 1995.

We.....ll
I got a woman, mean as she can be
I got a woman, mean as she can be
Sometimes I think, she's almost as mean as me

I [ain't praying, it's understood]
Everything I do [sure no good]

I got a woman, mean as she can be
I got a woman, mean as she can be
Sometimes I think, she's almost as mean as me

Mama told me, [poppa too]
[??] the death of me

I got a woman, mean as she can be
I got a woman, mean as she can be
Sometimes I think, she's almost as mean as me

I got a woman, mean as she can be
I got a woman, mean as she can be
Sometimes I think, she's almost as mean as me
[etc]
The Roy Orbison/Elvis Presley versions have different/additional verses:
A black cat up and died of fright
'Cause she crossed his path last night

She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips
Hurts so good, my heart just flips

The strangest gal I ever had
Never happy 'less she's mad

She makes love without a smile
Ooh, hot dog that drives me wild