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The Dead played two versions of this song, one in 1966 and one in 1967. In 1966 they tried it out in the studio and at least once live

These are the lyrics for the 1966 version--see below for the 1967 version.

Lyrics By
Ron McKernan
Music By
Ron McKernan
Lyrics

Well it was early in the morning
When my blues come falling down
I want to tell you, it was early in the morning now
When my blues come falling down
Well you know, you know, it felt so, so bad
When my baby, yeah, she's been around

Whoa it was but a while after midnight
When the rooster crowed for day
Whoa it was but a while after midnight
When that rooster began to crow for day
Well I been mistreating my baby
That's about a crime that I need to pay

Come back baby
Whoa, please don't go
I said come back baby
Come on darling, please don't go
Well you know the way I love you rider
More than you ever know

Yes Lord, please stop her
I won't get drunk no more
Whoa Lord, please stop her now
I want to tell you that I won't drunk no more
Well you know she put me out in the morning
She drive this poor boy from her door

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    Well it was early in the morning
    When my blues come falling down
    I want to tell you, it was early in the morning now
    When my blues come falling down
    Well you know, you know, it felt so, so bad
    When my baby, yeah, she's been around

    Whoa it was but a while after midnight
    When the rooster crowed for day
    Whoa it was but a while after midnight
    When that rooster began to crow for day
    Well I been mistreating my baby
    That's about a crime that I need to pay

    Come back baby
    Whoa, please don't go
    I said come back baby
    Come on darling, please don't go
    Well you know the way I love you rider
    More than you ever know

    Yes Lord, please stop her
    I won't get drunk no more
    Whoa Lord, please stop her now
    I want to tell you that I won't drunk no more
    Well you know she put me out in the morning
    She drive this poor boy from her door

    The Dead played two versions of this song, one in 1966 and one in 1967. In 1966 they tried it out in the studio and at least once live

    These are the lyrics for the 1966 version--see below for the 1967 version.