Born Cross-Eyed is an original composition by the San Francisco, CA Psychedelic rock group the Grateful Dead. It was written by rhythm guitarist Bob Weir during the bands sessions creating the album Anthem of the Sun, produced by David Hassinger, in 1968. It was released as a B-side with the single Dark Star, one of the bands most well-known musical excursions.
The single was first released in April 1968 by Warner Bros. Records as a single and is a different mix than the song that was actually released on the Anthem of the Sun album. The single was re-released in the UK in 1977 as a promotion distributed with the Dark Star magazine. This version included lyrics of Dark Star on the back cover as well as a message stating "this record presented exclusively by Dark Star Magazine with the kind cooperation of WEA Records Ltd".
This single version of the song would be later released three times:
The following are the albums the song as been a part of: