Strugglin' Man

Lyrics: Jimmy Cliff
Music: Jimmy Cliff

Played by Jerry with Merle Saunders in 1979 in "Reconstruction" and subsequently also with the Jerry Garcia Band.

Every man has a right to live
Love is all that we have to give
Together we struggle by our will to survive
Then together we fight just to stay alive

Strugglin' man has got to move
Strugglin' man, no time to lose
I'm a strugglin' man
And I've got to move on
(Strugglin' man, strugglin' man)

As the sun lights the day and the moon lights the night
Strugglin' man keeps reaching for the higher heights
So we plan for tomorrow as we live for today
Like a flower we bloom and then later, fade away

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     10 Aug 1991 Electric On The Eel Jerry Garcia Band
     15 Nov 1991 Garcia Live Volume 16 Jerry Garcia Band
     29 Jul 1992 Shining Star Jerry Garcia Band
Other Recordings
     2003 Live On Tour Merl Saunders and Melvin Seals

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


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