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" 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."
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