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No Good Trying

No Good Trying has not been seen in 1449 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1990-12-28.
It was played at 0.16% of live shows.
It has been performed live 3 time(s).

Music: Barrett

Lyrics: Barrett

Original Artist: Syd Barrett

Original Album: The Madcap Laughs (1970)

Vocals: Fish

Debut: 1990-12-07

Historian: Mark Toscano


The members of Phish love Syd Barrett, and Fishman probably loves him the most. There have been, at any given time, no less than five Barrett songs in rotation, making him one of the most covered artist in their repertoire, and the most covered artist in Fishman’s repertoire. Fishman first covered this one on 12/7/90, and it showed up again in the setlist the very next day. For whatever reason it apparently wasn’t meant to be, for after only one more performance (12/28/90 with John Popper on harmonica), it was dropped from the Fishman pantheon.



Watch No Good Trying on YouTube Syd Barrett "No Good Trying"


Recommended Versions: 1990-12-07, 1990-12-08, 1990-12-28

Lyrics:

(Barrett)
© Lupus Music Inc. (BMI)

It's no good trying to place your hand
Where I can't see because I understand
That you're different from me
Yes I can tell
That you can't be what you pretend
And you're rocking me backwards
And you're rocking towards the
Red and yellow mane of a stallion horse

It's no good trying to hold your love
Where I can't see because I understand
That you're different from me
Yes I can tell
That you can't be what you pretend
The caterpillar hood won't cover the head of you
Know you should be home in bed

It's no good holding your sequin fan
Where I can't see because I understand
That you're different from me
Yes I can tell
That you can't be what you pretend
Yes you're spinning around and around in a car
With electric lights flashing very fast

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