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DMB Mp3s - Cover Songs

Cover Songs - All performances of songs not written by band members.

(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Öyster Cult cover

After The Goldrush - Neil Young Cover

Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away - Willie Nelson Cover

All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan Cover

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Also known as "2001" because it is featured in Stanley Kubrick's film 2001: A Space Odyssey. It evolved as an intro into the old school Ants Marching of 1992–1993. The band stopped playing it in 1993, but LeRoi and Rashawn began interpolating it into Anyone Seen the Bridge in 2008.

Amazing Grace - John Newton Cover

American Tune - Paul Simon Cover

Angel From Montgomery - John Prine Cover

The band has been covering John Prine's Angel From Montgomery since the old days. Featuring Boyd on lead vocals and a classic violin solo. "Angel from Montgomery" originally appears on John Prine's 1971 eponymous album.

Back To Alexandra

This is song by Big Voice Jack, a legendary South African pennywhistle player which he wrote to give vent to his lifelong hatred for guns. How he came into contact with DMB is an interesting story. He was playing at a club in South Africa when Dave was in the audience. Roi had asked Dave to pick up a few pennywhistles while he was visiting South Africa and Dave approached Big Voice Jack after the gig to ask him where he could find them. Big Voice Jack decided to rather give his own whistles to Dave. "I thought that I would never play in a big stadium in America, so I wanted my whistles to be there," says Jack. "So I gave them to him." Jack finally did get to play in a stadium when he guested with DMB on this song on 6.7.98.

Bathtub Gin - Phish Cover

Phish song played by Dave and Trey on the 2003–04 Dave Matthews and Friends tour. "Bathtub Gin" originally appears on Phish's 1990 album Lawn Boy.

Bennie and the Jets - Elton John Cover  

Teased on 6.17.01 when Dave put on huge Elton John-like glasses, accompanied by Dave's impression of Charles Nelson Reilly. "Bennie and the Jets" originally appears on Elton John's 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

Bitch - Rolling Stones Cover

Black Water - Doobie Brother's Cover

In 2006 versions of Grace is Gone, Boyd's solo took on a lot of characteristics of Black Water. In 2007, it became more than a solo or interpolation, with Dave & Carter singing lyrics over the section.

Blackbird - Beatles Cover

Brass Monkey - Beastie Boys Cover

Buena - Morphines Cover

This song was originally released on Morphine's 1993 album Cure for Pain.

Burning Down the House - Talking Heads cover

Can't Find My Way Home - Steve Winwood Cover

Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Rolling Stones Cover

Caveman - Dave guests on this song on Danny Barnes's 2009 album Pizza Box. Live performances feature Danny Barnes with DMB

Charmed Life - Greg Howard Cover

Cissy Strut - The Meter's cover

Cortez The Killer - Neil Young Cover

Cryptorchid - Marylin Manson Cover

Also falsely known as "Crypto-Child" and "Crypto Torture." Live performances only covered the song's chorus.

Danny Boy - Composed by Frederic E. Weatherly. Irish Standard performed once by LeRoi Moore

Dirty Water

"Dirty Water" is a 12-bar blues song composed by Ed Cobb and first recorded by the California rock and roll band The Standells in 1966. The song is a paean to the city of Boston and its then-famously polluted Boston Harbor and Charles River. The Boston Red Sox baseball team is well-known for playing the song immediately following home victories, a tradition that began in the 2001 season. DMB played this song during the encore of the second night at Fenway Park in 2009.

Down By The River - Neil Young Cover

Down By The Riverside

Exodus - Bob Marley Cover

Eyes of the World - Grateful Dead cover.

The band played this song on 8.11.95 as a tribute to Jerry Garcia following his death.

Flinstones Theme Song

Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin Cover

For the Beauty of Wynona

This Daniel LaNois cover made its full-band debut in the summer of 1997 as feature cover song during the tour. It was again played sparsely in 1998 and 1999 with only one appearance in 2000.

Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine

On 12.21.02, James Brown made a surprise appearance in Madison Square Garden to play this song with the band and members from the band "Karl Denison's Tiny Universe".

Glory, Glory - traditional

Dave worked with this song for the "Because of Winn-Dixie" soundtrack, but it didn't end up on the final cut of the soundtrack.

Good Morning Good Morning

Dave played this song from the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at a tribute to John Lennon on 12.8.05 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Good Times Bad Times - Led Zeppelin Cover

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Hey Bulldog - Beatles cover

Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - Neil Young Cover

Hey Joe - Written by Billy Roberts

"Hey Joe" is well-known as a Jimi Hendrix song.

I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles Cover

If I Had a Boat

Dave and Tim played this Lyle Lovett cover extensively on their 1999 tour, but it has since disappeared from setlists.

If I Had Words

This song has been known as "Looking at You" and was long assumed to be a Dave Matthews original; however, it is actually a loose cover of a song made popular by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley in 1977 and also featured in the movie Babe. While Dave's lyrics are almost completely improvised, the song is obviously based on "If I Had Words."

Iko Iko

In My Life - Beatles Cover - John Lennon Tribute

Is Chicago, Not Chicago - Soul Coughing cover

Like A Hurricane - Neil Young Cover

Dave covered it on 8.26.11 in reference to Hurricane Irene, which was approaching the east coast and forced the band to reschedule its second two Governors Island Caravan dates.

Long Black Veil, The

Maker, The - Daniel Lanois Cover

Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard - Paul Simon Cover

Melissa- The Allman Brothers Band Cover

Money - Pink Floyd Cover

Money (That's What I Want)

Originally recorded and released as a single by Barrett Strong. It has been covered by many artists,but the Beatles' version is the most popular.

Nature - Samples cover - Dave used to sing some lyrics from "Nature" before Tripping Billies overtop of some chords based around Tripping Billies. For this reason, this intro is known as the "Nature intro" even though it is instrumental now and therefore has no connection to the Samples song.

Needle and the Damage Done, The - Neil Young cover

Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - Beatles cover

Nothing from Nothing - Billy Preston cover

Oh, Sister - Bob Dylan cover

Pirate Looks at Forty, A - Jimmy Buffett Cover  

Dave and Tim guested on this cover with Jack Johnson at the Kokua Festival.

Redemption Song - Bob Marley cover

Ring of Fire - Johnny Cash cover

Road - Danny Barnes cover

Rockin' in the Free World - Neil Young cover

Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh cover

Rye Whiskey - Tex Ritter cover - also known as "Jack of Diamonds

Sail Away - Randy Newman cover

The song's lyrics make specific mention of Charleston, so this appears to have a one-time performance.

Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel cover

Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel cover

Spanish Moon - Little Feat cover

Still Water - Daniel Lanois cover

Stir it Up - Bob Marley Cover

Stuck on You - Elvis Presley cover

This performance was to record "Stuck On You" to be aired during an Elvis Tribute on NBC Thanksgiving Day, 2002. 7 performances were to allow the cameras to capture all of the necessary angles.

Super Freak - Rick James cover - DMB's tribute to the late great Rick James

Superstition - Stevie Wonder cover

Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond cover

This has been a recent Fenway Park tradition to play the song over the PA after the 7th inning, DMB played this for the first time after the seventh song at the 07/08/2006 Fenway Park concert.

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith cover

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd cover

Take Me To The River - Al Green cover

Take Me to Tomorrow - John Denver cover

Tangerine - Led Zeppelin Cover

Tell Me Something Good - Chaka Khan cover

Temple, The - Composed By: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly and the Family Stone cover

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley and the Wailers cover

Time of the Season - The Zombies cover

Up on Cripple Creek - The Band cover

Waste - Phish cover

Watching the Wheels

Dave played this song from John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1980 album Double Fantasy at a tribute to Lennon's death on 12.8.05 on SIRIUS Satellite Radio.

Watermelon Smilin' on the Vine

An old folk song written in 1882 and popularized by Uncle Dave Macon in the 1930s. It is commonly known in the DMB community as "The Watermelon Song."

We Are The World

Whiter Shade of Pale, A - Procol Harum Cover

Wild Horses - Rolling Stones Cover

Will It Go Round in Circles - Billy Preston cover

You Won't See Me - Beatles cover