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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#236679 1 year, 6 months ago
A little rough, but real video of Pigpen!



Sorry if all or part of this had already been posted.
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: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#236936 1 year, 6 months ago
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#237278 1 year, 6 months ago
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Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#237281 1 year, 6 months ago
O tear.....

Robert Petersen (Phil Lesh's friend & cowriter) wrote a poem for Pigpen in 1973, here's part of it:

And Pigpen Died....

My eyes tequila-tortured
4 days mourning
lost another fragment
of my own self
knowing
the same brutal
night-sweats & hungers
he knew
the same cold fist
that knocked him down
now clutching furiously
at my gut

shut my eyes
& see him standing
spread-legged
on the stage of the world
the boys prodding him
egging him on
he telling all he ever knew
or cared to know

mike hand cocked like
a boxer's
head throwed back
stale whiskey blues
many-peopled destinations
neon rainy streets
& wilderness of airports
thousands maybe millions
loved him
were fired instantly
into forty-five minutes of
midnight hour
but when he died
he was thin, sick, scared
and alone

like i said to laird
i just hope he didn't hurt
too much
Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#237283 1 year, 6 months ago
That is powerful. Thank you for posting it.
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: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#241674 1 year, 6 months ago
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Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#242011 1 year, 5 months ago
HELP!!!!!

I can't find the Pigpen Solo Apartment Tapes! There was a youtube video....did they take it down???!

O man! They did take it down....
Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#242014 1 year, 5 months ago
So anyways a co-worker at my job belongs to this book club. And every once in a while they see a Grateful Dead Book and get it for me. Well yesterday to my surprise it was Relix: The Book! I was excited to to dive right in! At first I started just flipping though the pages and I found this article "Death Dont Have No Mercy for Pigpen 10 Years Since He Left" It started out saying something along the lines it was an early morning in 1973. Pigpen got outta bed walked over to his Piano and sang...

Look over yonder tell me what you see
Ten thousand people looking after me
I may be famous
I may be no one

But in the end all our races are run
Don't make my race run in vain
Seems like there's no tomorrow
Seems like all my yesterdays were filled with pain
There's nothing but darkness tomorrow

This is the last song Pigpen wrote. And a month later he had died. Talk about tears flowing.... It's a great article and I'll have to see if I can dig a copy up online. But in the mean time here are the full lyrics to No Tomorrow also goes by "Like A Long Time" and "Look Over Yonder".

Look over yonder tell me what you see
Ten thousand people looking after me
I may be famous
I may be no one
But in the end all our races are run
Don't make my race run in vain
Seems like there's no tomorrow
Seems like all my yesterdays were filled with pain
There's nothing but darkness tomorrow

If you gonna do like you say you do
If you gonna change your mind and walk away
It don't seem to matter anymore
Don't even ask me the time of day 'cause I don't know

Don't make me live in this pain no longer
You know I'm getting weaker not stronger
My poor heart can't stand much more
So why don't you just stop talking
If you gonna walk out that door
Start walking

I'll get by somehow
Maybe not tomorrow, but somehow
I know someday I'll find someone
Who can ease my pain
Like you once done
Yes, I know
We had a good thing goin'
Seemed like a long time
Seemed like a long time
Like a long time
Like a long time

I, I didn't realise what was happening
I didn't realize what was happenin' to my life
Till it was almost too late to save it
When I needed you

[My tape cuts here: following from other lyrics sites]

I needed you to lean on
You took my love and never gave it
Well this time is goodbye, so long
Maybe I must say, "take care and goodbye, so long"
Goodbye little girl I'm gone

You can go out and take your love
And give it to anybody
Who but a fool like me, would take it?
And maybe if they got a strong, strong heart
Then your love won't break it
But I'm gone, goodbye so long
Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#242030 1 year, 5 months ago
FurthurFlower67 wrote:
HELP!!!!!

I can't find the Pigpen Solo Apartment Tapes! There was a youtube video....did they take it down???!

O man! They did take it down....


I downloaded an audio copy from youtube. It's one of the first downloads that I made with iTunes. Is there an easy way to transfer the file to you? The file size is 66.8 MB, and the playback time is 59:38. If nothing else it can be downloaded to a CD or Thumb drive (which has room for more goodies. I unsuccessfully tried to add the file as a zip attachment, but I have not ever successfully added a file as an attachment.

Sometimes youtube is like Costco. If you find something that you want, get it while you can. If you wait until later, it might be gone. I'd be delighted to send this music to you if electronic delivery is not possible.

I've had hummingbirds visiting all winter, and I am grateful for the blooms on the rosemary offering them sustenance.
Thank You Jerry
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Re: Daily Dose of Pigpen

#248156 1 year, 5 months ago
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Dreams are lies...it's the dreaming that's real!!!!
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