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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48156 2 years, 8 months ago
I miss jerry to. I think about him almost everyday since 93. Im 32 and married not to a deadhead and that picture is next to my bed. My wife loves him cause I do. Thank you jerry for paving the way amd giving me the one thing no one can take from me.
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And I'm going to sit right here until I die
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48158 2 years, 8 months ago
That's a beautiful photo. And I have that same sticker. "I miss Jerry".
I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48173 2 years, 8 months ago
Rest in Peace, Jerry Garcia.
I will never forget you, Thanks for the Music and the Memories
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48175 2 years, 8 months ago
An Elegy for Jerry (by Robert Hunter)

Jerry, my friend,
you've done it again,
even in your silence
the familiar pressure
comes to bear, demanding
I pull words from the air
with only this morning
and part of the afternoon
to compose an ode worthy
of one so particular
about every turn of phrase,
demanding it hit home
in a thousand ways
before making it his own,
and this I can't do alone.
Now that the singer is gone,
where shall I go for the song?

Without your melody and tase
to lend an attitude of grace
a lyric is an orphan thing,
a hive with neither honey's taste
nor power to truly sting.

What choice have I but to dare and
call your muse who thought to rest
out of the thin blue air
that out of the field of shared time,
a line or two might chance to shine --

As ever when we called,
in hope if not in words,
the muse descends.

How should she desert us now?
Scars of battle on her brow,
bedraggled feathers on her wings,
and yet she sings, she sings!

May she bear thee to thy rest,
the ancient bower of flowers
beyond the solitude of days,
the tyranny of hours--
the wreath of shining laurel lie
upon your shaggy head
bestowing power to play the lyre
to legions of the dead

If some part of that music
is heard in deepest dream,
or on some breeze of Summer
a snatch of golden theme,
we'll know you live inside us
with love that never parts
our good old Jack O'Diamonds
become the King of Hearts.

I feel your silent laughter
at sentiments so bold
that dare to step across the line
to tell what must be told,
so I'll just say I love you,
which I never said before
and let it go at that old friend
the rest you may ignore.





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I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48187 2 years, 8 months ago
"Could you imagine if Jerry's final line was "I got to go but my friends can stick around" "

that was actually Brent's last line....
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48197 2 years, 8 months ago
ouchie, I thought I heard that Jerry's last song was the weight but deadbase proved that wrong. First I thought the person who told me was mixed up. Guess I was mixed up.
FFF! Family is Forever!!!

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48204 2 years, 8 months ago
A great tribute song about Jerry by Ween...

Those who hear not the music. . . think the dancers mad.
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48222 2 years, 8 months ago
Sing me back home Jerry...

I can't come down, it's plain to see.
I can't come down, I've been set free.
Who you are, and what you do,
don't make no difference to me.
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48229 2 years, 8 months ago
i miss what you gave to the world...every dam bit of it. Life goes on but it will never be the same w/o you and because of you!!
"If you get confused just listen to the music play"
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Re: R.I.P. Jerry

#48231 2 years, 8 months ago
SONG FOR JERRY GARCIA

You slipped away so quietly
alone, near half-past four
The full moon melted in the sea
as they knocked upon your door
They said you lay there, smiling
in the dark, so peacefully
While an angel sang that lullabye,
Death Don't Have No Mercy. . .

You stood for years upon a stage
with poem and melody
Like a wizened sage who held the point of
life's philosophy
Then left them waiting, with heart and rose,
for one more joyful eve
sweet ragtag kids and wanderers
who’d found a place to be

In days gone by, you framed the sky
with China Doll refrain
And Brokedown Palace, and Morning Dew
and Mission in the Rain
Shakespeare-wise and stark as Poe
and quaint as toodleloo
Your song was sweeter than chirping birds
And sad as Stella Blue

With a Touch of Grey, and Not Fade Away
you sang, we will get by
Till the last rose pricked, the last star burst
and splattered in the sky
Well, the buds still bloom, in the face of doom
the stars shine old and bright
But a shadow falls in all the halls
that were once so filled with light

Tell me now, where are you
where in heaven did you go
Have you gone the way of yesterday
where everybody goes
Did you cross that muddy river
did it have another side
Have you gone away with Uncle John
playing to the tide

They'd found a vein, so rich and pure,
in this fools' gold paradise
Hearing harps unstrung and glowing words
and the names of wind and ice
It's true, it's all inside each soul
to hear such harmony
But it takes a tune to bend the ear
of those who love the key

Tennessee Jed and Staggerlee, Ramblin' Rose
and poor Cerise
Casey Jones and Jack Straw, too, whatever will
become of you?
Uncle John and Sugaree, August West
and Billy D.
Orphans all, and all too soon, another time's
forgotten tune

Can someone sing you alive again, old dire wolf
and devil's friend?
Or will you now forever breathe in book
and haunted reverie?
The storyteller had no choice; now we do not
hear his voice
Did it matter, does it now? Stephen would answer
if he only knew how

He’s gone, he’s gone, so went your song
And naught would bring him back
But gone is a land that none can know
unless it’s life they lack
Yet in this world, we’re cursed to hear
the grim toll of that bell
That tells of days run out and done,
and empty wishing well

Tell me, now, where are you
where in heaven did you go
Have you gone the way of yesterday
where everybody goes
Did you walk out in the morning dew
or back to Tennessee
Tell me, now, where are you
run off with Sugaree

A lifeboat from the ship of fools,
too full to stay afloat
Somehow sailed, through storm and gale
on drums and soaring note
You captain'd it, against your whim
left tiller to its will
For all aboard, there was no chord
too soft, too sweet or shrill

And now the bark is floating free,
adrift for unknown shore
Where music plays with a lesser range,
from less inspired score
The strangest captain a man could find
'Mid blood and destiny
Gone home, gone home to streets of gold
and endless symphony

It's a courageous thing, to laugh and sing
in this world of rage and sin
Where the devil eyes humanity,
and winks, and strokes his chin,
You pay a price, for thinking twice,
and questioning each page
It's true, the truth will set you free, but it
also builds your cage

The heartstrings are not built to last
through years of snow and rain
They're feeble host for this fated ghost
Too easy prey for pain
You limp along on what you can,
in sliced eternity
This long goodbye of years flown by,
where time is mockery

Tell me, now, where are you
where in heaven did you go
Have you gone the way of yesterday
where everybody goes
Did you ring the silent bell
in the key of double E
Are you lost inside the palace
of the Queen Chinee

In the end it's just disquieting, to think
these things so real
That beauty is not proof against the
turning of the wheel
It seems a dream, too strange to pose
that nature might discard
A thing exquisite as a rose
or love found in guitar. . .

Tell me, now, where are you
where in heaven did you go
Did you ride that northbound train away
to old Fennario
Are you strumming chords of clouds right now
and flowers, sand, and sea
Tell me, now, where are you
gone home with Staggerlee

Tell me, now, where are you
where in heaven did you go
Did you catch the bus to Terrapin
with Neal and Jack-a-Roe
Do you live on inside a song somewhere,
or only memory
Tell me, now, where are you
gone home with Staggerlee

---Charles Bogle
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