Lyrics: David Crosby
Music: David Crosby

Played by Jerry Garcia with David Crosby, Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart in December 1970 in shows billed as "Jerry Garcia and Friends." Also played by Phil Lesh and Friends as a tribute to David Crosby after his death in 2023.

I thought I met a man who said he knew a man
Who knew what was going on
I was mistaken, only another stranger that I knew

And I thought that I'd found the light
To guide me through my night and all this darkness
I was mistaken, only reflections of a shadow that I saw

And I thought that I'd seen someone who seemed
At last to know the truth
I was mistaken, only a child laughing in the sun
Jerry Garcia plays on the recording on David Crosby's 1971 album "If I Could Only Remember My Name"

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


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