David Crosby Has Written a Poem for Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia would have turned 70 years old yesterday if he hadn’t died of a heart attack in 1995. To celebrate his birthday, David Crosby wrote a poem to pay tribute to him.
It’s called “Cause I’m Missing Jerry Tonight”, and it begins like this:
“Cause I’m missing him tonight . . .
“If I had to pick one of us to speak for us all / He would have done the job well
Coming from some crazy angle / He’d have known which story to tell
He’d tell the truth about real music / He knew the truth long before he fell.”
You can find the whole thing at DavidCrosby.com.
David and Jerry were long-time friends. Garcia even played steel guitar on CSN’s ‘Teach Your Children‘.