If I Lose

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band and with the Black Mountain Boys in pre-Dead days in 1964. Thanks to Matt Schofield for help with the lyrics for that version.

I never thought I'd be here, but now I find I'm wrong
Come on back sweet mama, back where you belong
I've gambled all around here, found that I can't win
Come on back and pick me up again

Chorus
Now if I lose (if I lose)
Let me lose (let me lose)
I don't care (I don't care)
How much I lose
If I lose a hundred dollars while I'm trying to win a dime
My baby she's got money all the time

Of all the other girls I've met, none can take your place
'Cause when I get into a jam, they just ain't in the race
So now that you're back, let's make another round
With you here by my side, babe, the deal just can't go down

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Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     25 Oct 1987 Ragged But Right Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Band


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

 


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