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The Annotated "Far From Me"

An installment in The Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics.
By David Dodd
Kraemer Family Library
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
(The opinions expressed are those of the author, not of the University of Colorado.)Copyright notice; © 1995,1996, 1997 David Dodd
"Far From Me"
Words and music by Brent Mydland
Copyright 1980, 1996 Ice Nine Publishing

"Far From Me"

Musical details:

Recorded on

First performance: March 30, 1980, at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey. "Far From Me" appeared in the first set, following "El Paso," and preceding "Tennessee Jed". It appeared in a fairly regular rotation in the live repertoire until Mydland's death.

close your eyes to see

Reminiscent of the line in "Attics of My Life": "And closed my eyes to see."
Keywords: @love
DeadBase code: [FARF]
First posted: May 3, 1997