Ashes Of Love

Lyrics: Anglin, Wright
Music: Anglin, Wright

Jerry Garcia recorded this with David Grisman but seemingly never played it live. Jerry also rehearsed it with the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band but never played it live. His one live performance appears to have been with the Good Old Boys in February 1975. The song was also played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage (but after Jerry had stopped playing with them).

The love light that's gleaming in your eyes
Has gone out to my surprise
We said goodbye, my heart bled
I can't revive a love that's dead

Ashes of love, cold as ice
You made the debt, and I pay the price
Our love is gone, there's no doubt
Ashes of love, the flame burned out

I trusted you our love would stand
Your every wish was my command
My heart tells me I must forget
I loved you then, I'll love you yet

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     21 Feb 1975 Good Old Boys - Live Good Old Boys
      Oct 1987 Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne: Best Of The Rest Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
      May 1991 Bluegrass Reunion Garcia, Allen, Grisman etc (note 1)
Other Related Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1974 Brujo New Riders Of The Purple Sage
     1976 Pistol Packin' Mama Good Old Boys (note 2)

(1) with Garcia n lead vocals
(2) this record was produced by Jerry Garcia, but he didn't play on this track.

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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