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Album: Day of the Dead
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6.6

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Total ratings: 931









Released: 2016
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When they come to take you down
When they bring that wagon round
When they come to call on you
And drag your poor body down

Just one thing I ask of you
Just one thing for me
Please forget you knew my name
My darling, Sugaree

Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me
Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me

You thought you was the cool fool
And never would do no wrong
You had everything sewed up tight
How come you lay awake all night long

Just one thing I ask of you
Just one thing for me
Please forget you knew my name
My darling, Sugaree

Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me
Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me

Well in spite of all you gained
You still have to stand out in the pouring rain
One last voice is calling you
And I guess it's time you go

Just one thing I ask of you
Just one thing for me
Please forget you knew my name
My darling, Sugaree

Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me
Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me

Well shake it up now, Sugaree
I'll meet you at the jubilee
And if that jubilee don't come
Maybe I'll meet you on the run

Just one thing I ask of you
Just one thing for me
Please forget you knew my name
My darling, Sugaree

Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me
Shake it, shake it, Sugaree
Just don't tell them that you know me
Comments (48)add comment
 mattenuttall wrote:

It's time we all started a rumour that Matthew Houck is Gerry's unacknowledged son. You kind of have to stretch your imagination to find complaints with this cover. I'm leaving my imagination unstretched and loving the legacy this celebrates....




Who the F is "Gerry?"
 deadheadmark wrote:

Doing the Snoopy dance...




Heh. I thank you for the visual. "...like no one is watching." and all that.
I'd recommend playing more from Phosphorescent. "Song For Zula" is tremendous. Alternatively, the cover of "Terrapin Station" from the Day of the Dead album is equally tremendous. 
What a sweet jazzed up outro. Yes definitley an 80s sound but still some really good moments nonetheless.
no kidding...not the GD....very nice.
its peppy
 mattenuttall wrote:
It's time we all started a rumour that Matthew Houck is Gerry's unacknowledged son. You kind of have to stretch your imagination to find complaints with this cover. I'm leaving my imagination unstretched and loving the legacy this celebrates....
 
No complaints about the cover, but Gerry??
It's time we all started a rumour that Matthew Houck is Gerry's unacknowledged son. You kind of have to stretch your imagination to find complaints with this cover. I'm leaving my imagination unstretched and loving the legacy this celebrates....
 skiboy53 wrote:
Absolutely LOVE this song. Absolutely HATE this version. Please play Jerry's studio version.
 

H8
I dig it.  But Jenny Lewis's contribution can barely be heard.  Maybe it's just a bad mix.   
One of the few Dead song I really love.
Very nice cover. More danceable.  
This is good. But, I have this strange feeling like I'm listening to the Grateful Dead. It's both the style and the vocals.

I don't hate them for that, it's a good sound for sure.
 Jelani wrote:
SO much better than the 'DEAD' , but his voice sounds too much the same, so still gets a "1" from me.
 
Whatever happened to "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."?

His version is an evolution of the Dead sound. That's why their music lives forever.   
 bam23 wrote:
I like it and will rate it highly, even though it's not the original. At least this is not the same studio version I have heard, by now, probably more than 500 times since first listening. An honest homage.
 
Exactly.
Doing the Snoopy dance...
 Jelani wrote:
SO much better than the 'DEAD' , but his voice sounds too much the same, so still gets a "1" from me.
 

Sacrilege.    
SO much better than the 'DEAD' , but his voice sounds too much the same, so still gets a "1" from me.
Day of the Dead is a great compilation.  More!
It’s a great cover of a great song....... love it
This is a great tribute album. The cover of "Terrapin Station" is sublime. Other standouts include "Black Muddy River," "St. Stephen," and "Franklin's Tower." The War on Drugs cover of "Touch of Grey" could have been better.
 easmann wrote:
It's nice enough, likable. I'm missing Jerry's surreal sense of timing and pitch though. 
 
Yes, but that's a mighty good rhythm going there...
I like it and will rate it highly, even though it's not the original. At least this is not the same studio version I have heard, by now, probably more than 500 times since first listening. An honest homage.
 raulman1 wrote:
Just so you know, the original version of this song is from Jerry Garcia's first solo album and isn't a Dead song.  But the lyrics were written by Robert Hunter who wrote the lyrics for many of the Dead's songs.
 

And the GD/JG were less ego driven than other bands, so the distinction is a bit less important (unless you're trying to find/buy the original track) - 
And this version is still not up to the same level as JG's; still a 7, just barely, Long Live RP!!
I like!
BIG phan of Phosphorescent!
vocalist sounds a lot like Steve Forbert.

I guess I'll be one of the few to say I like this better than the original. Not a dead fan by a long shot - this at least feels like it has some ground. 
 hayduke2 wrote:
worse than the original which is pretty fukkin rotten in itself

 
I don't know the original but other GD-songs I do know give me reason to agree with you.
They are ok, but it's just tooo similar to have any merit 
I would rather hear the GD version, which is really saying something! Or nothing really. 
Absolutely LOVE this song. Absolutely HATE this version. Please play Jerry's studio version.
 themiraclehen wrote:
I like it, and I LOVE the original! Play more Dead ☺

 
Absolutely! pxd
Bought the CD based on this.  7 so far, could go up. pxd
Good enough.  The fact that it isn't "Dead Enough" doesn't matter to me.  I guess, you had to be there.
 
 easmann wrote:
It's nice enough, likable. I'm missing Jerry's surreal sense of timing and pitch though. 

 
Ditto 
Jerry's version gets a 9 from me, maybe a 10. This cover, while he sounds like Jerry, seems a bit too fast, and not as much agony in his voice.  

Coattails though, so this gets a 7 
It's nice enough, likable. I'm missing Jerry's surreal sense of timing and pitch though.
Hells yeah.  Feet tapping.   
Just so you know, the original version of this song is from Jerry Garcia's first solo album and isn't a Dead song.  But the lyrics were written by Robert Hunter who wrote the lyrics for many of the Dead's songs.
I've heard of Jenny Lewis, but not Phosphorescent Lewis.
saright
 I like it
GD version is much, much better.
 sunybuny wrote:
I like it so much better than GD.

 
Wow.
I like it, and I LOVE the original! Play more Dead ☺
I like it so much better than GD.
worse than the original which is pretty fukkin rotten in itself