American Rock ‘n Roll singer; leader of the Grateful Dead.
Autograph Manuscript, one page, legal folio, . Garcia handwrites the lyrics to the song, The Maker, which he played in concert with the Jerry Garcia band from 1992. On a yellow-lined sheet of paper.
“Oh deep water
Black and cold like the nite
I stand with arms wide open
I’ve run a twisted line
I’m a stranger, in the eyes of the Maker
I could not see for the fog in my eyes
I could not feel for the fear in my life
And from across the great divide
In the distance I saw light
Jean Baptiste walking to me, with the Maker
My body is bent & broken
By long & dangerous sleep
I can’t work the fields of abraham
And turn my head away
I’m not a stranger in the hands of the Maker
Brother John, have you seen the homeless daughters
Standing there with broken wings
I have seen the flaming swords there over east of Eden
Burning in the eyes of the Maker 3 X
Oh river rise, through your sleep.”
According to Jerry Garcia’s longtime road manager and guitar tech, Steve Parish, Garcia used to write out lyrics he was trying to memorize.
Matted in cream and black, with a concert flyer from an appearance of The Grateful Dead at the Philadelphia Civic Center. Framed in antiqued gilt, framed dimensions are 25 inches wide by 20 inches high.
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