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Don't Drink the Water

Also Known As: Drop D
Evolved From: Leave Me Praying
Album: Before These Crowded Streets
Times Fully Played: 910
Live Releases: 49
Broadcasts: 100
Date Last Played: 6.29.22 (1 days ago)
Shortest Version: 4:05 (04.28.98)
Longest Version: 12:50 (03.23.05)

Aborted* Count : 1

Opener Count : 163
Set 2 Opener Count : 7
Closer Count : 25
Encore Count : 57
2nd Encore Count : 2
There's blood in the water
Composer
Matthews (1998)
Song History
This famous single was produced in the Studio Sessions for "Before These Crowded Streets" from an effort to entirely rework the raw song, "Leave Me Praying." The result was a politically charged song that became the first single from the new album. From the debuting tour of Spring '98 to the Summer of 99, it was the most frequently played song on every tour including Dave and Tim. In the Spring of 2002, it highlighted as one of the top openers for the tour.

Studio personnel:
Tim Reynolds - electric guitar/mandolin
Béla Fleck - banjo
Alanis Morissette - vocals
Color Legend
Show Type
Dave & Carlos Varela  (1)
Dave & Friends  (1)
Dave & Tim  (128)
Dave Solo  (59)
DMB  (721)
Personnel
Dave Solo  (60)
Dave and Tim  (129)
Boyd Tinsley  (603)
Carter Beauford  (720)
Dave Matthews  (721)
LeRoi Moore  (343)
Stefan Lessard  (720)
Alanis Morissette  (1)
Béla Fleck  (31)
Ben Golder-Novick  (1)
Bernardo Aguiar  (1)
Bill Summers  (1)
Buddy Strong  (117)
Butch Taylor  (178)
Danny Barnes  (1)
Futureman  (1)
Gabriel Policarpo  (1)
Greg Howard  (8)
Jeff Coffin  (375)
Paul Shaffer  (1)
Rashawn Ross  (419)
Tawatha Agee  (9)
Tim Reynolds  (420)
Xavier Rudd  (4)
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
4.18
4.21
4.26
4.28
5.2
5.3
5.5
5.8
5.10
5.11
5.13
5.15
5.17
5.19
5.20
5.21
5.23
5.24
5.25
5.27
5.29
5.30
5.31
6.2
6.3
6.5
6.7
6.13
6.20
6.21
6.23
6.24
6.26
6.27
6.28
6.29
7.1
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
7.5
7.6
7.9
7.10
7.12
7.22
7.24
7.25
7.26
7.28
7.29
7.31
8.1
8.2
8.4
8.5
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.11
8.13
8.14
8.15
8.18
8.20
8.21
8.22
8.23
8.25
8.26
8.27
8.29
8.30
10.1
10.15
10.16
10.18
10.26
10.27
10.27
10.29
10.30
10.31
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.7
11.9
11.11
11.14
11.16
11.17
11.19
11.20
11.21
11.28
11.30
12.1
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.5
12.7
12.7
12.8
12.8
12.10
12.10
12.11
12.11
12.13
12.14
12.15
12.17
12.18
12.19
1999
1.19
1.20
1.22
1.23
1.24
1.26
1.27
1.27
1.29
1.30
2.2
2.3
2.5
2.6
2.7
2.9
2.10
2.12
2.13
2.14
2.16
2.17
2.19
2.20
2.21
2.23
2.26
2.27
2.28
3.2
3.3
3.5
3.6
3.7
3.8
3.8
3.9
3.9
3.10
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.23
3.24
3.24
3.25
5.1
5.2
5.4
5.5
5.7
5.8
5.9
5.11
5.12
5.13
5.15
5.16
5.20
5.21
5.21
5.22
5.25
5.29
5.30
6.3
6.4
6.5
6.8
6.9
6.11
6.12
6.14
6.14
6.15
6.18
6.20
6.22
6.23
6.26
6.28
7.6
7.9
7.10
7.11
7.15
7.15
7.16
7.20
7.22
7.24
7.25
7.26
7.28
7.30
8.1
8.3
8.4
8.6
8.8
9.11
9.12
2000
6.19
6.23
6.29
7.5
7.9
7.12
7.29
8.2
8.5
8.20
8.25
8.29
9.2
9.4
9.8
9.10
9.12
9.19
12.3
12.5
12.9
12.13
12.17
2001
4.29
5.2
5.12
5.15
5.19
5.22
5.26
5.26
6.4
6.12
6.17
6.20
6.24
7.11
7.21
7.25
7.27
7.29
8.3
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
8.24
8.28
2002
2.9
4.4
4.5
4.7
4.10
4.19
4.20
4.27
5.2
5.12
5.15
7.23
7.26
7.29
8.2
8.6
8.31
9.6
12.16
12.22
2003
3.19
3.20
3.22
3.26
3.28
3.29
3.31
4.1
4.3
4.4
5.5
6.18
6.21
6.24
6.27
6.29
7.2
7.6
7.10
7.15
7.18
7.27
7.29
8.1
8.4
8.5
8.8
8.24
8.28
8.30
9.2
9.6
9.14
9.17
9.20
9.24
12.13
2004
1.28
6.21
6.24
6.27
7.2
7.13
7.14
7.21
7.24
7.27
7.29
8.1
8.4
8.8
8.16
8.21
8.29
9.4
9.8
10.1
10.3
10.5
10.8
10.11
2005
3.20
3.23
3.26
6.12
6.18
6.22
6.26
6.29
7.1
7.2
7.9
7.13
7.16
7.21
7.30
8.12
8.19
8.27
8.31
9.10
9.18
11.27
12.4
12.12
2006
6.16
6.20
6.23
6.27
7.2
7.8
8.11
8.16
8.26
9.2
9.13
9.23
10.20
10.29
2007
2.26
2.27
3.1
3.2
3.4
3.6
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.12
3.13
3.14
3.24
4.20
4.21
4.22
5.2
5.4
5.5
5.23
5.25
5.27
5.28
5.30
7.7
7.8
7.28
8.1
8.4
8.7
8.10
8.17
8.23
9.1
9.8
9.15
9.28
10.2
11.15
2008
4.19
5.30
6.4
6.6
6.7
6.13
6.21
6.25
6.28
7.1
7.9
7.12
7.20
7.25
7.29
7.30
8.2
8.5
8.7
8.9
8.15
8.22
8.23
8.29
9.5
9.10
9.26
9.30
10.3
10.19
10.26
2009
4.14
4.18
4.20
5.1
5.6
5.30
6.1
6.10
6.26
6.28
7.1
7.2
7.5
7.10
7.11
7.21
7.24
7.25
7.28
8.1
8.4
8.29
9.5
9.9
9.12
9.23
9.25
9.26
9.29
10.3
10.25
12.11
2010
2.16
2.20
2.22
2.23
2.25
2.28
3.3
3.6
3.7
3.12
3.15
5.19
5.20
5.29
6.1
6.5
6.13
6.18
6.25
7.3
7.6
7.9
7.13
7.16
7.20
7.21
7.23
7.25
7.27
7.28
7.30
8.14
8.17
8.21
8.22
8.23
8.27
8.31
9.4
9.9
9.10
9.17
9.23
10.2
10.10
10.14
10.16
11.2
11.3
11.5
11.9
11.11
11.13
11.17
11.18
11.19
12.6
12.9
12.10
12.16
2011
6.24
7.8
7.28
8.20
8.26
9.2
9.18
9.24
10.14
11.18
11.19
2012
2.17
3.11
5.2
5.10
5.18
5.20
5.22
5.26
5.28
6.3
6.5
6.8
6.12
6.16
6.22
6.24
6.26
6.29
7.3
7.6
7.10
7.11
7.14
7.15
7.18
7.20
8.31
9.7
9.8
9.9
9.13
9.22
9.23
10.9
11.3
11.4
11.30
12.4
12.7
12.8
12.11
12.12
12.14
12.18
12.19
12.21
2013
4.7
4.27
4.28
5.18
5.22
5.25
5.31
6.6
6.8
6.16
6.22
6.25
6.28
7.2
7.3
7.5
7.9
7.12
7.13
7.19
7.23
7.24
7.26
7.27
8.23
8.27
8.31
9.4
9.7
10.27
11.30
12.3
12.7
12.11
12.14
12.17
2014
1.8
1.15
4.13
4.15
4.17
4.19
5.16
5.21
5.24
5.30
6.7
6.21
6.24
6.28
7.4
7.16
7.19
7.22
7.23
7.26
8.24
8.26
8.30
9.5
9.13
2015
1.16
3.15
3.16
5.7
5.15
5.19
5.23
5.30
6.2
6.10
6.12
6.27
7.3
7.15
7.18
7.26
8.28
9.1
9.2
9.11
10.8
10.11
10.12
10.15
10.17
10.18
10.20
10.21
10.24
10.25
10.27
10.28
10.30
11.2
11.10
11.13
2016
2.4
5.7
5.13
5.17
5.20
5.21
5.24
5.27
6.6
6.8
6.10
6.21
6.22
6.25
6.28
6.29
7.2
7.6
7.8
7.9
7.13
7.20
7.22
7.26
7.30
8.27
8.30
9.2
9.17
10.1
10.10
10.11
10.12
10.22
aborted*
11.13
11.27
2017
1.25
2.24
3.20
3.25
3.27
3.30
4.2
4.4
4.7
4.11
5.7
5.30
5.31
6.3
6.4
6.6
6.7
6.10
6.14
6.16
6.18
9.16
9.24
10.3
11.2
11.9
2018
1.6
1.12
1.28
2.3
4.20
4.27
5.18
5.19
5.26
5.29
5.30
6.1
6.9
6.11
6.16
6.22
6.26
6.29
7.1
7.10
7.11
7.13
7.15
7.17
7.21
7.24
7.29
8.12
8.24
8.28
9.1
9.5
9.7
9.8
9.10
9.13
9.14
9.19
9.22
10.27
11.27
11.30
12.2
12.4
12.5
12.8
12.11
12.13
12.14
12.28
2019
2.17
3.6
3.8
3.10
3.12
3.15
3.17
3.19
3.20
3.22
3.23
3.25
3.27
3.28
4.1
4.20
5.1
5.3
5.4
5.11
5.15
5.18
6.12
6.14
6.17
6.18
6.21
6.22
6.29
7.2
7.3
7.5
7.9
7.13
7.15
7.20
7.24
7.26
8.24
8.27
8.30
9.4
9.6
9.10
9.13
9.14
9.22
9.27
9.29
10.3
10.18
10.19
2020
2.15
2.29
3.12
3.26
9.26
2021
7.24
7.27
7.30
8.7
8.14
8.20
8.24
8.28
8.29
9.4
9.10
9.17
9.21
9.28
10.9
10.11
11.5
11.9
11.12
11.17
2022
2.20
3.9
3.26
5.10
5.11
5.14
5.17
5.18
6.3
6.6
6.11
6.15
6.17
6.19
6.22
6.25
6.29
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