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Joined: Jun 24 2007
Robert Hunter

Thank you sir from the bottom of my heart, and my entire soul. I've always wanted to tell you that i feel like you never got nearly the full credit you deserve. This may be a blessing in disguise but i hope you realize many of us that have this overwheling unconditional love for Jerry Garcia are really in love with your words. I in no way am diminishing the Music. It is my favourite thing in the world when it's "on", it brings us all to that special place that i have no words for. Then once we are in that place some of the most important lessons i have ever learned are from the words that you wrote, or were somehow written through you. I think Hunter has said on a few occasions that sometimes it takes years for him to even understand what his songs are about. Thanks, i just needed to finally say that somehwere

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Joined: Jun 5 2007
Imagine a GD world without

Imagine a GD world without the concepts and phrases that inspire.
Terrapin Station
Roll Away The Dew
Shakedown Street
Uncle John's Band
Eyes of The World
Black Muddy River
Playin' in the Band
It Must Have Been The Roses
Wharf Rat
Sugar Magnolia
Jack Straw

and on and on and on.......

Thank You Robert Hunter for giving shape, form and purpose to the visionary world of the

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
B Kind to your self as you are to your soul

"Angry forearm ligament due to too much backstroke puts me out of commission for the rest of Summer. "

RH, Time to look into yoga. Grate for the breath thing and besides, you seem to be hurting yourself with your exercise kind to yourself.

It will help to stave off carpal tunnel to do yoga. Geeeez, think ole Jerry would be having issues had he lasted? duh.

Joined: Sep 25 2007

thanks for all the great music you have done. If you ever do another east coast tour we sure would like to see you out here in JIM THORPE, PA. There is a really nice place out here called Penns Peak and i think you would fit in just right. Ratdog plays there a lot and it would be really great if you can make it out here some day. I never got to see one of your shows and i sure would like to. I taught myself how to play a harmonica and i can strum a few cords but i must say you have inspired me so much in the way you play. thanks. We all hope to see you soon somewhere out here in north east PA. Thanks, Norm K.

Joined: Feb 6 2008

Dear Robert,

Thanks for all the great music through the years!
My beautiful 20 year old daughter Holly Rogers, was a huge fan! She particularly
loved the lyrics oftentimes. Her favorite was the Bird Song. She had written part of the lyrics
and had it hanging in her room, for several years. On November 11, 2007, Holly was killed
by a drunk driver, who hit her head on, on the wrong side of the highway, going 90mph. It was and is still too painful to say, hear, or think about even three months later. She
was a ray of sunshine, and like a little bird she never stopped, and was a constant source
of joy, kindness and humor to all who knew her.
In trying for months to decide what I wanted to write on her gravemarker, it finally hit me!
For Holly's Wake, her best friend had painted the beautiful lyrics for Holly, in her memory
and we placed it beside her casket. I would really like to use some of the lyrics on her grave marker, because that is what she would want, and they really describe how she came
here, sang, and then flew on (way too early).She loved to laugh in the sunshine, sleep in the
stars, and she would not want tears for her passing! She came to bring happiness, and she did. I just wanted to tell you, since you wrote the lyrics, and thank you for her
epitaph. Sincerely, Danette - Holly's heartbroken mom

Joined: Sep 25 2007
Holly`s mom

May God bless you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss. I lost my sister 2mths after Garcia passed away, we were only 14mths apart from birth and very ,very close. She lost her life almost the same way as your sweet Holly. My sister Linda loved music and she was a good singer, she was full of life all the time and brought a smile to everyone she talked too. Bird Song is my favorite song too and when i feel sad I sing that song to myself all the time. (thank you mr. Hunter for the great tune) and my God bless us all. Nemo

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Joined: May 26 2007
oh Danette...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Joined: May 26 2007
I am so very sorry about the

I am so very sorry about the loss of your daughter, but I thank you for telling us about her.

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Joined: Jul 20 2007

So sorry for your loss, your sweet Holly is an angel now....
**If you hear that same sweet song again, will you know why?
Anyone who sings a tune so sweet is passin' by,
Laugh in the sunshine, sing, cry in the dark, fly through the night.
**She will live on in your memories** :) Peace

Joined: Jul 26 2007
Enormous Thank You


The words you wrote that Jerry and others developed melodies for have been an eternal inspiration.

Many people here have said many nice things about you, and your gift. I, and many others consider the words and phrases paramount to the Dead's ability to communicate feelings to the masses. Thanks, because we are forever owing to the words from which the melody is derived from.

Not always right, but never been wrong, YEAH!


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