Down In The Bottom

Lyrics: Willie Dixon
Music: Willie Dixon

This was played a few times by the Grateful Dead in 1984 and 1985 (and once by Bob Weir with Kingfish), almost invariably in combination with I Ain't Superstitious. The lyrics below are taken from 28 June 1985.

Well I hope you see me, when I come streaking by
Hope you see me, when I come streaking by
She got a bad old man babe, and I'm too young to die

Yes and meet me on the bottom, bring me my running shoes
Meet me on the bottom, bring me my running shoes
When I come out the window babe, got no time to lose

Said now, meet me on the bottom, bring me my running shoes
Said meet me on the bottom, bring me my running shoes
When I come out the window baby, ain't got no time to lose
The Howlin' Wolf version contains an additional verse that I don't think Bob Weir ever sang:
Well if you see me standing by, please don't be late
Well if you see me standing by, please don't be late
Well when you see me movin', you know my life is at stake

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

 


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