The Maker

Lyrics: Daniel Lanois
Music: Daniel Lanois

Played by Jerry with JGB from 1992 onwards. Played in 2016 by Mike Gordon with Phil Lesh & Friends and in 2018 by Bob Weir and Phil Lesh.

Oh, oh deep water
Black and cold like the night
I stand with arms wide open
I've run a twisted line
I'm a stranger in the eyes of the Maker

I could not see for the fog in my eyes
I could not feel for the fear in my life
And from across the great divide
In the distance I saw a light
Jean Baptiste's walking to me with the Maker

My body is bent and broken
By long and dangerous sleep
I can't work the fields of Abraham
And turn my head away
I'm not a stranger in the hands of the Maker

Brother John, have you seen the homeless daughters
Standing there with broken wings
I have seen the flaming swords
There over east of Eden
Burning in the eyes of the Maker
Burning in the eyes of the Maker
Burning in the eyes of the Maker
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     31 Oct 1992 Garcia Live Volume 19 Jerry Garcia Band
     21 Apr 1993 Shining Star Jerry Garcia Band

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)


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