“Lay Down Sally” – Jerry Garcia Band in Milwaukee, WI on Nov 23, 1991 (Eric Clapton Cover) [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

Eric Clapton “Lay Down Sally” Lyrics

There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me
I know you’ve got somewhere to go
But won’t you make yourself at home and stay with me?
And don’t you ever leave

Lay down, Sally and rest you in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I’ve been trying all night long just to talk to you

Sun isn’t nearly on the rise
We still got the moon and stars above
Underneath the velvet skies love is all that matters
Won’t you stay with me? Don’t you ever leave

Lay down, Sally and rest you in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I’ve been trying all night long just to talk to you

I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily
So don’t you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
Don’t you ever leave

Lay down, Sally and rest you in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I’ve been trying all night long just to talk to you

Lay down, Sally and rest you in my arms
Don’t you think you want someone to talk to?
Lay down, Sally, no need to leave so soon
I’ve been trying all night long just to talk to you

On March 10, 2017, a new edition of the Jerry Garcia GarciaLive series will be released through Round Records. Titled GarciaLive Volume Eight, the show was recorded at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on November 23, 1991. Above, you can listen to the Jerry Garcia Band’s take on “Lay Down Sally,” which was co-written by Eric Clapton and first released on his 1977 album Slowhand.

On this night, the JGB included Jerry Garcia on vocals and guitar, John Kahn on bass, Dave Kemper on drums, Melvin Seals on keyboards, and vocalists Jackie LaBranch and Gloria Jones. On the Jerry Garcia official website, Melvin Seals shared, “That was the magic band. It’s not that the other scenarios didn’t work out but once we got to that level of the band with (drummer) Dave Kemper, John Kahn, Jerry, myself and the singers, Jackie (LaBranch) and Gloria (Jones) we all knew we had something special. That was the band.”

It’s a spirited performance with a palpable energy that can be felt through Jerry’s guitar playing. Melvin’s warm organ and Kahn’s fluid bass lines are firmly supported by Kemper’s drumming, while Jackie and Gloria’s contribution help to give the vocals a full sound.

Pick up GarciaLive Volume Eight in the official Jerry Garcia webstore.

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Jerry Garcia Band GarciaLive Volume Eight album cover art

Source: Jerry Garcia YouTube

  • Mabelline B

    ahhh Jerry,, you are so missed !!!