Back-to-back Bobby songs and both from 1972. When I mapped out this month I decided that I wanted to go with songs that I really liked, regardless of when they occurred or if/when they were selected in earlier posts. When Sunshine Daydream came out David Lemieux argued that most of the songs from that show could serve as a reference version.
I won’t make so bold of a statement about this Jack Straw but it is very good.
The more I hear this song the more I love it. I love that Bobby took his penchant for Cowboy songs and created his own that stood tall among all of the others that he sang. Granted the chord progression for Jack Straw is a bit more complex than most of the “three chords and the truth” type of country/cowboy songs, but we’re talking about Bob Weir here so that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise, right?
Complete Setlist 8/27/72
Previous Jack Straw DFAY Selections
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