It's All Over Now Baby Blue
Grateful Dead
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Today’s Daily Dose of the Dead is also from set two of 9/23/72 in Waterbury, CT at the Palace Theater. This is It’s All Over Now Baby Blue (7:22). It was played earlier on in the set (see set-list below).

1: Big River, Sugaree, Mexicali, FOTD, B. T. Wind, China Cat> I Know You Rider, Me & My Uncle, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Bird Song, El Paso, Deal, Playin

2: Promised> Bertha> Greatest, B. E. Women, Around, Baby Blue, Cryptical> Drums> Other One> Wharf Rat, BIODTL, Ramble On, Sugar Magnolia> GDTRFB> NFA> Saturday Night

This is the first night of a two night monster run at the Palace in Waterbury. The album artwork for today’s blogpost is a pic of tix from both shows by the great Jim Anderson.

Baby Blue is of course one of the earliest Dylan covers the dead did live as they played it since 1966. But by 1970 this became a pretty rare tune played a few times in 1970, not at all in 1971 and only twice in ‘72.

Really sweet version with Jerry’s vocals in prime condition.

“Leave your stepping stones behind, there’s something calls for you. Forget the dead you’ve left, they will not follow you. The vagabond who’s rapping at your door, is standing in the clothes that you once wore. Strike another match, go start anew and it’s all over now, Baby Blue.”

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Track: It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Artist: Hole Album: The Crow: Salvation

The highway is for gamblers, use your sense
Take what you have gathered from coincidence
Yonder stands your orphan with his gun
Crying like a fire in the sun

Look out babe, the sky is falling through
And it's all over now, baby blue

Leave your stepping stone behind girl, start anew
Forget about the debts you owe, they will not follow you
Your lover who just walked through that door
Has taken all his blankets from your floor

Look out babe, the cup is flowing over you
And it's all over now, baby blue

Well, strike another match girl, go and go start anew
Go start anew and it's all over now, baby blue
It's all over now, baby blue, it's all over now, baby blue, yeah
It's all over, all over, all over, baby blue, yeah, yeah, yeah

Marianne Faithfull, “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”

Marianne Faithfull sings so many dudes’ songs better than they ever could