San Francisco Bay Blues

Lyrics: Jesse Fuller
Music: Jesse Fuller

Played by Bob Weir with Ratdog and others as a Furthur Festival Jam.

I got the blues when my baby left me by the San Francisco bay
The ocean liner's gone so far away
Didnt mean to treat her so bad
She was the best girl I ever have had
She said goodbye, I can take a cry
I want to lay down and die

I ain't got a nickel and I ain't got a lousy dime
If she don't come back, think I'm going to lose my mind
If she ever gets back to stay
It's going to be another brand new day
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco bay

Sitting down looking from my back door, wondering which way to go
The woman I'm so crazy about, she don't love me no more
Think I'll catch me a freight train, 'cause I'm feeling blue
And ride all the way to the end of the line, thinking only of you

Meanwhile, in another city, just about to go insane
Thought I heard my baby, lord, the way she used to call my name
If I ever get her back to stay
It's going to be another brand new day
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco bay
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco bay
Walking with my baby down by the San Francisco bay

 


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