Money (That's What I Want)

Lyrics: Gordy, Bradford
Music: Gordy, Bradford

There is some evidence that the Grateful Dead played this in their very early days as The Warlocks. In his book "Dark Star: An Oral Biography Of Jerry Garcia", Robert Greenfield quotes Dexter Johnson:

"I remember coming to Dana Morgan's one afternoon, ... and they were praticing and they were doing 'Money'. 'The best things in life are free ...' I didn't think it was as good as the hit on the radio."
There are, however, no tapes surving of the Warlocks playing this.

Played once by Ratdog at an inauguration celebration for Bill Clinton in January 1997.
The best things in life are free
But you can give then to the birds and bees
I need money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)

Your love give me such a thrill
But your love don't pay my bills
I need money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)

Money don't get everything, it's true
But what it don't get, I can't use
I need money (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)
That's what I want (that's what I want)

Money (that's what I want)
Lots of money (that's what I want)
Whole lot of money (that's what I want)
[etc]


 


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