He Don't Play Nothin' But The Blues

Lyrics: Robben Ford
Music: Robben Ford

Played by Robben Ford with Phil Lesh & Friends on 20 March 2000 (Phil's 60th birthday).

Met a young man up in New York City
Don't carry a cap or a cane
Just an old guitar that he got from his daddy
He showed him a little to play

He got family down in Texas
Spent time in New Orleans
He went his own way, learnin' to play what he choose
He don't play nothin' but the blues

People say that he was born like that (note 1)
Playin' ever since he was ten
Got a funky sound and a funky way of talkin'
It's all the same to him

When he shows up you know he's gonna get down (note 1)
Nobody's goin' nowhere
'Cause he'll blow your mind playin' just what he choose
He don't play nothin' but the blues

Met a young man up in New York City
Don't carry a cap or a cane
Just an old guitar that he got from his daddy
He showed him a little to play

He got family down in Texas
Spent time in New Orleans
Went his own way, learnin' to play what he choose
He don't play nothin' but the blues
Notes
(1) Robben Ford didn't sing these verses with Phil Lesh and Friends

Recordings
1993 Mystic Mile (Robben Ford)


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

 


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