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My Sweet One

My Sweet One has not been seen in 8 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2019-12-08.
It was played at 13.27% of live shows.
It has been performed live 247 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Fishman

Vocals: Mike, Page, Trey

Debut: 1989-09-09

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

“My Sweet One” mixes the best of Phish’s lighter side: authentic bluegrass riffs, a hint of country twang, syncopated vocals, silly lyrics, and sincere emotion. 



Watch My Sweet One on YouTube ”My Sweet One” – 11/30/91, Port Chester, NY



“My Sweet One” was ubiquitous in rotation from it’s debut on 9/9/89 in Bennington, VT through 1994. The song reached its peak during the extensive touring of 1991, when they played it 89 times in 133 shows! “My Sweet One” slipped quickly from setlists, played only thrice in 1995 (6/1512/2, and 12/14) and once each in 1997 (12/31, after a substantial movement on the net to push for the song’s return), 1998 (7/20), and 1999 (7/17), while the Phish 2.0 period saw three performances. “My Sweet One” has settled into a regular if only occasional guest in Phish 3.0, with two or three setlist visits each year.



For a not terribly complex song, there are in fact many interesting versions. There have been six  acoustic versions (5/25/94, 6/19/94, 6/22/94, 7/5/94, 11/3/94, and 11/1/09 during the Festival 8 acoustic set), and one with John Popper on harmonica (3/3/90). Be sure to check out the version from 11/30/94 that took place inside a monster “Antelope,” with band members mock snoring. 12/31/94 witnessed the song interrupted by delivery of the over-sized hot dog. 7/12/13 at Jones Beach might not sound notable on the recording, though the song took place in an unrelenting, vicious first set rainstorm.



Watch My Sweet One on YouTube ”My Sweet One” – 6/15/12, Atlantic City, NJ


Albums: Lawn Boy, At the Roxy, Live Phish 01, Live Phish 10, Live Phish 19, Ventura

Lyrics:

(Fishman)
© Who Is She? Music, BMI

My sweet one, I'll call you my sweet one
You're my only true sweet one
With my all, I'll call you my sweet one
From far away, I'll say your name

Oh with you, I'd travel thick
And with you, I'd also travel thin
And all the spaces in between
I'd travel with you, you're my sweet one

But for now I must sit here and ponder the yonder
Herbivores ate well cause their food didn't never run
Oh, if You're ever unsatisfied with the way life's treating You
You know You can count on me to take good care of You

I love you honey oh yes I do
You know that's true of course
and if your dog or cat ever dies,
I'll buy you a ewe

My sweet one, I'll call you my sweet one
You're my only true sweet
With my all, I'll call you my sweet one
Far awaaaaaa-ay
I'll say your name

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