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Little Thing

Also Known As: Transition Breakdown / Common Ground
Evolved Into: An' Another Thing
Song Category: Unreleased
Fully Played: 81
Last Played: 6.17.17 (425 days ago)
Shortest Version: 1:19 (05.25.13)
Longest Version: 7:14 (02.10.96)
Partial Count : 9
Reprise Count : 1
Tease Count : 22

Liberated 1 time:
4.30.967.7.12 (after 5912 days)
Composer
Matthews (1999)
Song History
During the 4.30.96 performance of this song, Dave refers to the common story spoken over the intro as occurring in January of 1996.

This was released as An' Another Thing on Dave's solo release Some Devil with a string background. Current versions are still labeled as "Little Thing," and this isn't moved to defunct because a.) when played on 1.14.04, the official road page labeled it as Little Thing, b.) there was no structural change with the name change, c.) a post-Some Devil release, Live Trax volume 4 (4.30.96) still had it labeled as "Little Thing," and d.) all post-Some Devil stage setlists for which we have scans list it as "Little Thing."

In an interview published in the Wall Street Journal on March 6, 2013, Dave was asked which song of his he secretly loves, and he responded, "Little Thing, which is the only song I have recorded that has no words."

The chorus was borrowed for the bridge in Dreams of Our Fathers.

Because the structure of this song is so fluid and has no set lyrics, it's difficult to categorize performances into "tease" vs. "partial" vs. "full." For our site's purposes, we call any performance with four or more significant sections (verses or choruses) a "full version," and any performance with fewer than two significant parts a "tease" ("significant" here is still fairly subjective, but it means at least 15 seconds' worth of that part's guitar riff).
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Distinct  Personnel
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Dave Matthews  (13)
Carter Beauford  (10)
Dave and Tim  (53)
Tim Reynolds  (5)
Stefan Lessard  (9)
Boyd Tinsley  (9)
LeRoi Moore  (5)
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
tease
tease
reprise
12.27
12.28
12.29
12.30
12.31
1996
2.1
2.2
2.4
2.5
2.6
2.8
2.9
2.10
2.11
2.13
2.14
2.16
2.17
2.18
2.19
4.14
4.29
4.30
5.6
5.9
5.10
5.11
5.14
6.3
7.5
7.8
8.30
9.27
9.28
10.24
11.3
11.15
11.17
11.19
1997
1.14
1.27
1.29
1.30
2.1
2.4
2.6
2.8
2.21
1998
1999
1.27
2000
partial
partial
partial
tease
2001
tease
tease
tease
partial
2002
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
tease
2003
3.28
2004
1.14
tease
2005
tease
2006
5.12
partial
10.27
10.29
2007
3.1
3.6
3.8
3.9
3.10
3.13
3.14
4.20
4.21
tease
2008
tease
partial
partial
2009
tease
12.11
2010
2011
4.13
11.19
2012
partial
7.7
7.10
7.13
partial
2013
5.25
2014
tease
2015
1.17
11.7
2016
11.27
2017
2.25
3.21
3.26
4.2
4.6
5.31
6.11
6.17
2018
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