Teardrops In My Eyes

Song composer(s)

Allen, Harley Red / Sutton, Tommy

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Osborne Brothers & Red Allen (1956)
37th Old-Annual Old-Time Fiddlers Convention at Union Grove North Carolina : Various Artists (Friendly City Playboys & Warren Pinnix) (1962)
Stars & Striped Forever : Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1974)
Hogtied : High On The Hog (1981)
Jack Rabbit : Doug Dillard (1986)
Home Is Where The Heart Is : David Grisman (1988)
The Rice Brothers : Rice Brothers (1989)
She's No Angel : Frank Wakefield & The Good Old Boys (1992)
Complete Folkway Recordings : Lonnie Johnston (1993)
MGM Days Of The Osborne Brothers : The Osborne Brothers (199?)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 7th March 1964.

Not performed by the Grateful Dead. Occurs only on pre-Dead tapes featuring future members of the dead.


The lyrics of the version performed by the Black Mountain Boys are as follows;

These heartaches now are on [their] way
What makes you want to be that way
You cheated on me and you lied
You put teardrops in my eyes

I found out what they say is true
I hope some day that you'll be blue
And then you'll know dear why I cry
With these teardrops in my eyes

I heard the rumors all around
That some day you'd let me down
I turn my head when [faced] [?]
Cause it puts teardrops in my eyes


I never thought you'd let me down
But now [I at last] understand
You wrecked my life [?]
You'll have to pay for it somehow