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 #119723  by tigerstrat
 Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:44 pm
I've always taken this thread to be referring to songs he wrote... otherwise i'm gonna have to have J. Zawinul's "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" on my list.
 #119727  by mijknahs
 Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:11 pm
Phil Lesh101 wrote:
mijknahs wrote:1. New Potato Caboose
That isn't a Bob Weir song. Words by Robert Petersen, music by Phil Lesh
Ok. If you don't think New Potato "counts" then I replace it with Lost Sailor/Saint of Circumstance (It's one song in my book).
 #119730  by Pete B.
 Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:42 pm
Can I list "Fever" in my top 10?
I saw Bobby do that one and it is a good one for him.

Fever!...
:cool:

...so Bobby...
:hail:
 #119776  by JonnyBoy
 Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:56 pm
my favorite bobby songs? hmmmmph

1. Estimated
2. Lost Sailor-.St.Circumstance
3. Let it grow
4 hell in a bucket
5.Sugar Magnolia
6.Black Throated Wind
7 Playin in the Band
8 Jack Straw
9. Throwing Stones
10.Picaso Moon


Lost sailor and Let it grow are awesome songs. So is Picaso Moon once you start trying to learn how to play it. I really get a glimpse of Bobby's musical genious when trying to understand what and why he is doing certain things musically.
 #119787  by tigerstrat
 Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:18 pm
1. Other One
2. Playing In The Band
3. Estimated Prophet
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Weather Report Suite
6. Cassidy
7. Jack Straw
8. Music Never Stopped
9. Greatest Story Ever Told
10. One More Sat. Night

I wanted to include Mexicali, Looks Like Rain, Bucket and others but ran out of room.
 #119794  by Maybeck09
 Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:04 am
I'm going to go with just songs Bob wrote or had a big hand in writing. I do think his covers of Masterpiece, Uncle, Samson, Minglewood, El Paso, Bobby McGee, Easy to Slip- are all excellent.
Bob Songs: (in order)
WRS
Cassidy
Jack Straw
Sugar Mag
Playin in the Band
Black Throated Wind
Music Never Stopped
Estimated
Lazy Lightning
Victim
 #119818  by easytoslip
 Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:01 am
Gr8fulGreg wrote:i like easy to slip.... i know not "his" song but still.... soft spot?
shit yeah!

1. BTW
2. Lazy>Sup
3. Lost Sailor>Saint
4. Greatest Story
5. WRS
6. Corinna shake it up now
7. Stranger
8. Cassidy
9. Looks Like Rain
10. Estimated
(11. E2S)
edit to add: There are SO many good Dead tunes, really tough for me to narrow down any of them into a list of ten faves. Some songs get so moody like my moody ass, we are the perfect couple :wink:
 #119834  by gr8fullfred
 Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:01 am
Not sure about the top ten. But no Weir top 10 list that is missing Looks Like Rain could be considered serious. LLR among the very top of all GD songs, IMHO.

My off the top of my head top 10 Weir songs,

Looks like Rain
Jackstraw
Music Never Stops
Truckin
Sugar Mag
Playing in the Band
Stranger
Saturday Night
Throwing Stones
Bucket
 #119870  by Charlie
 Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:15 pm
1. Playin' in the Band
2. Sugar Magnolia
3. Cassidy
4. Truckin
5. Jack Straw
6. Let it Grow
7. Mexicali Blues
8. Weather Report Suite
9. Hell in a Bucket
10. Music Never Stopped
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