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This was played by the Grateful Dead in their early days, from 1966 to 1970. It is normally in setlists as "He Was A Friend Of Mine" but it is in fact a portion of a Mark Spoelstra song "Just A Hand To Hold"

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He was, he was a friend of mine
He was, he was a friend of mine
Now he's dead and gone

This morning my best friend
Was sleeping in his bed
His face like a jewel
And he was dead

He liked to play games
Mark, push me on a swing
Mark, push me on a merry-go-round
Going round and round

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    He was, he was a friend of mine
    He was, he was a friend of mine
    Now he's dead and gone

    This morning my best friend
    Was sleeping in his bed
    His face like a jewel
    And he was dead

    He liked to play games
    Mark, push me on a swing
    Mark, push me on a merry-go-round
    Going round and round

    This was played by the Grateful Dead in their early days, from 1966 to 1970. It is normally in setlists as "He Was A Friend Of Mine" but it is in fact a portion of a Mark Spoelstra song "Just A Hand To Hold"