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Arleen (a.k.a. Arlene)
(Winston Riley)
See individual versions for transcriber
7/15/87 10/29/93 8/5/95 1/23/96 2/13/96
3/29/96 4/3/96 6/26/97 10/31/97 11/25/97

7/15/87, New Deli, NC

Transcribed by: Matt Pickering (MrSharky@mindspring.com)


Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one

Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a dream, what a dream

Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Your face looks good, but your body's not ready
Face looks good, but your body not ready
If life was a thing that money could buy {"All My Trials" folk song}
The rich would live,
And the poor would die, I can't stand it, no!
No I can't stand it, no!
If life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, the poor would die,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!

Well I get up every morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout, and a stick of sensi
Watch TV, watch TV, watcha my window if the TV's broke
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah,
I can't stand it, uh huh

Life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, and the poor would die,
I can't stand it-no!
I can't stand it!-no!
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream

Get up in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout, and stick of sensi,
I can't stand it yeah
I can't stand it, oh yeah

I get up every morning bout 10:13
Eat fried chicken throw away the bones,
Everybody leaving my good home,
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!
I can't stand it, yeah!

Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one
Over sixteen, under thirty-one

That little girl's gotta go to school today,
I can't stand it, no no no no
I can't stand it, no!
No no no I can't stand it!
That little girl's gotta go to school today,
I can't stand to see her play that way,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!

Look at my window about 11:15
Nothing's left but me,
I can't stand it,
I can't stand it,
Sixteen gone away..
Sixteen gone away....
Me and Mrs. Jones......
Me and Mrs. Jones......

If life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, and the poor would die,
I can't stand it, no!
No I can't stand it, no!
Life was a thing that money could buy
The rich would live, the poor would die, I can't stand it no!
I can't stand it, no!

Why does a poor man drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feel all the same,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
Why does a middle man drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
Why does a billionaire drink champagne,
He drinks half a beer and feels all the same,

Arleen was dream!!


10/29/93 Jackson Hole, WY

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


Ain't No Use into…

A dream what a dream
Stop don't stop
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Woke up in the morning about 10:13
Lick of sensi
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Got up in the morning 'bout 10:13
Bucket of fried chicken and a stick of sensi
Get up in the morning bout 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi and a broken TV
Yeah!

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Took a look out my window bout 10:13
Oh, broken TV

Take a look over there
What I seen 'dare
That new lady there
Lots of strings on there!

Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream

Do me a favor anytime!

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

into Makes Sense To Me


8/5/95 Chicago, IL

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


Tall Boy into Jam into…

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Woke up in the morning 'bout 10:13
Six pack of stout, stick of sensi
Look out my window, what do I see?
A little bird, oh, laughing at me!
Turn on my TV, nothing
No electricity, can't even watch it in here
Look out my window what do I see?
(-?-?-?-?-?-?-?)

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Oh no
I can't stand it NO!
No ma'am no
I can't stand it

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

A girl -- a part of my dream

into Jam into Diner


1/23/96 Breckenridge, CO

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


[
Pigeons JB rap:] "Wake up, leave your body lying there just like another wrinkle in the sheets. Wake up -- something's gonna come and move you anyway. Might be an angel, might be a little wierd dream, might be your buddy just nudging you awake. Time to drive!" [into...]

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Get up in the morning bout 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi
Look out my window what do I see
A whole lotta snow gonna fall on me

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G

Get up in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi
Look in the refridgerator what do I see
A little bity chicken with a little bone meat
Look out the window nobody home
Eat the fried chicken throw away the bone
Lazy lazy
Look out the window what do I see
A little girl little Arleen
[twisted garbled lines]

{serious Mike marathon}

Arleen is a dream
Arleen was a dream
out loud anyway

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G

Everybody wants the same thing don't they {"Solidarity" by Black Uhuru}
Everybody wants to keep their family warm
Everybody wants a little wind/win on Sunday
Everybody wants shelter from storms

Potion portion
Everybody needs a potion
Ocean of potions
Everybody needs a potion
Oh hey mister, I ain't got enough
I want a little piece of that pie you got hanging right there

Ocean of potions
Everybody is a potion
Potions


2/13/96 Crested Butte, CO

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


Colorado!!
Jamaica!!

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Aw, oh

Woke in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi
Look to my left what do I see
A little girl dressed, where is she going

Not a new way to look at my TV
Something's wrong
No electricity
No Andy, no Andy

I can't stand it no, no-na-no I can't stand it no
I can't stand it no, no-na-no I can't stand it no

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Aw oh oo oo oo aw oh

Look out my window what do I see
A little girl, she turned 18
Two years since I looked back

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Oh, no. Whoooooooo

I got to use
My imagination
To think of good reasons
To keep on keepin' on {audience yelps}
Got to use it
Make the best of a bad situation
Lord, ever since that day
I'm not whole

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G-13
Arleen was a G what a G,
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G,
Eat the fried chicken throw away the bone
Arleen was a chicken
Arleen was a G what a G

I can't stand it no, no-na-no I can't stand it no
I can't stand it no, no-na-no I can't stand it no
I can't stand it no, I can't stand it
I can't stand it, I can't stand it
Wake up, wake up

{clavinet-oriented jam}

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G


3/29/96 Elon, NC

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Aw oh oh oo

Woke up in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi {crowd goes nuts}
Look out my window what do I see
A little grey sky, a little grey sky coming over me today
Get up and try to watch a little TV
I ain't even got no electricity
I can't even watch Andy and Barney
'Til I see that little girl, just 16
Uh oh

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

{panic!}

Oh oo oo oo
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Yeah yeah I looked out this morning what did I
Aw go back to bed, go back
All dreams

Woke up this morning alone
A little bit of chicken, eat it on the bone
A little sensi
Little bity ??
A little sensi
Love lust
Let 'em in

Can't stand it no, can't stand it no
Can't stand it no, can't stand it no
Can't stand it no, can't stand it no
Can't stand it no, can't stand it no

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

{spectacular Mike lead; liquid JoJo/Dave funk}

Is it okay if I sing for you?
{Dave sings along with bass notes}
Na na na no
{Dave vocal jams with drums}
Arleen Arleen Arleen Arleen Arleen Arleen Arleen Arleen


4/3/96 Huntsville, AL

Transcribed by: Daniel Gold (dgold@anhonesttune.com)


Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Woke up in the morning bout 10:13
Stick pack of stout and a sick of sensi
Look at the window what do I see
A little neighbor girl, south paw and now she's 16
Woke up in the morning and look at my TV
There I just want to watch a little Andy
Didn't find no no electricity
I can't stand it

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Woke up in the morning, toking all alone
Eat fried chicken in the evening all alone
I can't stand it, no I can't stand it
Light a fire
And what do I see
There a little girl and she's just 16
I can't stand it no I can't stand it

Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G-13
Arleen was a G-13

{trancendent panic}

Walk up to the mountain {"Satisfied" by Van Morrison}
Back to the city
A lot of things there don't look very pretty
Spiritual hunger - Spiritual thirst
Got to change it on the inside first
To be satisfied
Satisfied satisfied satisfied satisfied
Whoa, intense!

I said Arleen
Arleen
I said Arleen

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a G-13
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G
Arleen's body
No no no no
I can't stand it
My name was Connie
I got her for the first love
I can't stand it
Na na na no I can't stand it
You know baby, cause and effect {more "Satisfied"}
I got my karma from here to New York
I'm satisfied satisfied satisfied satisfied

{multiplicitous improvised excursions; e.g. jam(s)}


6/26/97 Red Rocks

Transcribed by: Jeff Coriell (jcoriell@igc.apc.org)


Woke up this morning 10:13
Six pack of stout
A stick of sensi

Woke up this morning
What do I see?
No light, No electricity

Before sunrise...

Hoping for a little sunrise
Hope it keeps me satisfied
Satisfied!

Oh, No, No!
Eat Your fried chicken,
Throw away the bone

Woke up this morning 'bout 10:13
A six pack of stout
A(uh) sick of sensi

Look out the window and what do I see?
Little baby girl

No electricity,
No Andy Griffith,
No, nothing!

Look Out my window and what do I see?
Got another way
Ohhhh! I can't stand it!

I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!

Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a dream,
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a dream, what a dream
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh,
No, no, no,

Can't stand it, no!
Can't stand it, no!
Can't stand it, no!
Can't stand it, no!
Can't stand it, no!
I can't stand it, no!


10/31/97 New Orleans, LA

Transcribed by: David Lewis (dlewis@isoa.net)


Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

If life was somethin' that money could buy
The rich would live and the poor would die
If life was somethin' that money could buy
The rich would live and the poor would die

Woke up this morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi {crowd}
Look out my window and what do I see
Neighbor girl, neighbor girl
Lookin' so fine

Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

{Panic}

Woke up this morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout and a stick of sensi {crowd}
Go to my freezer and what do I see

Nothin' but chicken {?(on the bone yumdidlyumdum)? chicken's gone} (not real sure here)
Nothin' but a bite of chicken, chicken all gone gonedidlyongone (what's he sayin'?)

Dave?:Chicken all gone

Look out my window and what do I see
I ain't got no 'lectricity this mornin'
TV, no TV, no Andy
No Barny, No Barny (echo: No Barny, no Barny)

Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

{Panic!}

{faint}
Can't stand it
Can't stand it
Can't stand it, no
Can't stand it

Only 16 for a while
Only 16 for a while
Only 16 for a while

I can't stand it, no
No, no, no I can't stand it, no
No, no, no, no I can't stand it, no
Oh, no, no can't stant it, no

Why does a rich man drink champagne?
He drinks half a beer and feel all the same.

If life was somethin' that money could buy
The rich would live and the poor would die
Arleen was a dream what a dream (JB: Feelin' tired)
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Nooooaaa no what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Arleen was a dream what a dream
Nooo,no,no dream (time)

(can't quite make out what they are saying, if anything)

{Panic! - Dave & JoJo duel then Mikey}

I... I.... I....can't stand it,
N,no no can't stand it,
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
Aaww!
N,no no can't stand it,
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it
N,no no I can't stand it

Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G
Arleen was a G, what a G

I can't stand it

(a little Panic to close)


11/25/97 Las Vegas, NV

Transcribed by: Jonathan (Jdp677@aol.com)


Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G
Arleen was a G what a G

Life was a thing that money could buy
Rich would live and the poor would die
Life was thing that money could buy
Rich would live and the poor would die

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream
What a G what a G
Lean sideway

Woke up in the morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout a stick of sensi
Woke up this morning what do I see
No no no, it's not like it, like it

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G

{PANIC!}

Why does a rich man drink champagne?
Drink half a beer feel all the same
Life was a thing that money could buy
Rich would live and the poor would die

El Nino!
Electricity out, mine's out
Cat's been out for days
Hear it hollering on the trees over the sky

Lord Lord Lord Lord!
Can't stand it, no
Can't stand it, no
No no no I can't stand it, no
No no no I can't stand it, no

Life was a thing that money could buy
Rich would live and the poor would die
Why does a rich man drink champagne
Drink half a beer feel all the same

Woke up this morning
Woke up this morning about 10:13
Six pack of stout a stick of sensi
Go in the kitchen what do I see
No electricity
No TV
No Andy
I got my uncle (???)
Watch a whole hour of goodness and old time black and white
Loving that Barney boy

Lord!
Can't stand it, no
No no no I can't stand it, no
No no no I can't stand it, no
No no no I can't stand it, no

Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G
Arleen was a dream what a G

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