Created 8/9/95.


Jerome John Garcia

Jerry Garcia...

August 1, 1942 - August 9, 1995

Jerry Garcia left us on Wednesday, August the 9th.
Millions of us mourned the loss, and wished him Godspeed.
Our prayers are with him, his family, and the Grateful Dead.

Let us all begin anew to celebrate Jerry's gentle life,
and enjoy the phenomenal musical legacy he left behind!

Fare you well, my honey
Fare you well, my only true one
All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone

Going to leave this broke-down palace
On my hands and my knees I will roll, roll, roll
Make myself a bed by the waterside
In my time - in my time - I will roll, roll, roll

In a bed, in a bed
by the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul

River gonna take me
Sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy
all the way back home
It's a far-gone lullaby
sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come
since I first left home

Going home, going home
by the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the bank's green edge, it will grow, grow, grow
Sing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go - the river roll, roll, roll

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
to rock my soul

Brokedown Palace -- Robert Hunter

Thanks to everyone who sent their condolences to the Garcia family and the Dead.

The first group of messages was bound and mailed on Wednesday, August 16, 1995.

If you would like to write direct, here's the address:

Grateful Dead Productions
PO Box 1073
San Rafael CA 94915

Deborah Koons Garcia requests donations be sent to:

Haight Ashbury Free Clinic- Detox Unit
409 Clayton Street
San Francisco CA 94117

Other donations can be sent to:

Rex Foundation
PO Box 2204
San Anselimo, CA 94979

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