Grateful Dead

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

Lyrics By: Traditional
Music By: Traditional

Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad
Going down the road feeling bad, hey hey hey, yeah
Don't wanna be treated this a way

Going where the climate suits my clothes
I'm going where the climate suits my clothes
Going where the climate suits my clothes
Don't wanna be treated this a way

Going where the water tastes like wine
Well I'm going where the water tastes like wine
Going where the water tastes like wine
I don't wanna be treated this a way

Played by the Grateful Dead from 1970 right through to the 1990s. Jerry Garcia apparently learnt it from Delaney Bramlett during the "Festival Express" train ride across Canada in 1970.

When the song was being developed in the early 1970s, Jerry Garcia sang a number of additional verses. This from 6 November 1970:

My mother told me, "Son don't go down there"
Momma told "Don't go way down there"
Momma told "Don't go way down there, down there"
Don't wanna be treated this a way

And this from 29 April 1971 (thanks to Brad Dilli for pointing it out):

I'm going where those chilly winds don't blow
I'm going where those chilly winds don't blow
Going where those chilly winds don't blow
Don't want to be treated this way

Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad