If I Don't Be There By Morning

Originally Performed ByEric Clapton
Original AlbumBackless (1978)
Music/LyricsDylan/Springs
VocalsTrey
Phish Debut1989-05-09
Last Played1989-05-09
Current Gap1576
HistorianErik Swain
Last Update2012-10-07

History

 

 

“If I Don't Be There By Morning” is a rarity in several ways. It is one of the few Bob Dylan compositions that the master has never recorded or performed live. And there is only one known Phish performance, at the release party for Junta on 5/9/89 at The Front. This mid-tempo rocker, which Dylan co-wrote with Helena Springs, came into the public eye when Eric Clapton recorded it for his 1978 hit album Backless. It also appears on Clapton’s 1980 live album Just One Night.

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