Song of the Day: The Grateful Dead – “Casey Jones”



Today marks the birthday of late legend Jerry Garcia, who would have been 74 years old today. This song is one of the more popular Grateful Dead tracks and is often a “gateway” track to the band for people not familiar with their catalog. Garcia wrote the music for this song, while the lyrics were written by Robert Hunter, who told Rolling Stone in 2015 that the lyric “Driving that train, high on cocaine, Casey Jones, you better watch your speed” just popped in his head and that a song later grew from it.

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