The Things That I Used To Do

Lyrics: Eddie Jones
Music: Eddie Jones

Sung by Elvin Bishop with the Grateful Dead on 8 June 1969. It was written and recorded by Guitar Slim (Eddie Jones) in 1953, with Ray Charles producing and playing the piano.

The things that I used to do
Folks I won't do them no more
Yes the things that I used to do
Folks I won't do them no more
I used to sit and hold your hand, baby
Begging you, baby, please do not go

I would search all night for you baby
My search would always end up in vain
I would search all night for you baby
My search would always end up in vain
Well I knew all the time darling
You was hit out with your other man

Ain't that a shame folks? Too bad
I'm out in the streets looking for the woman
And she's laying up with another man
But it was my own fault
Because I was too nice to her
And then made her take advantage of me
You know what I'm talking about?
You know what I'm talking about, Pig?
Do you know what I'm talking about?
Well, I treated the woman so nice
Until she just took advantage of me, boy
You know what I mean?
[Pigpen]She come over to see me
[Bishop]That's right
 Well, my trouble is, I used to talk to her so sweetly
[Pigpen]You can't talk to her like I did
[Bishop]I talk to her so sweet
[Pigpen]Uh, uh
[Bishop]This is how I talk to her
[Pigpen]Let me hear ya

[Elvin Bishop]
But all that's gonna have to stop
I'm gonna have to get rough with this woman

This is what I'm gonna tell her

[Bishop]I'm gonna send you back to your mother baby
[Pigpen]My Mama don't want me no more
[Bishop]Folks and I'm going back to my family too
[Pigpen]My family don't want me neither, now what am I gonna do?
[Bishop]I've got to send you back to your old funky mother baby
[Pigpen]You got something against my [mother]?
[Bishop]Yes and I'm going back to my family too
[Pigpen]Must be [?]
[Bishop]'Cause I've tried everything in the world baby
 I just cannot get along with you




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

 


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