Help On The Way

  • About

  • Lyrics

  • Jerry Garcia's Rhythm Guitar Part (Video Lesson)

  • Jerry Garcia's Rhythm Guitar Part (tab)

  • Backing Track

"Help On The Way" is a Hunter/Garcia composition that appeared as a medley (along with "Slipknot!" and "Franklin's Tower" on the band's 1975 LP, "Blues for Allah".  The song was never regular in the repertoire, and went through three eras: The first era was between 1975 and 1977. The second era was 1983-1985. It returned again in 1989 and was then performed every year through June 1995. In total, "Help" was performed just over 100 times. On all of these occasions Help On The Way was followed by the instrumental "Slipknot!" . "Franklin's Tower" usually (but not always) followed "Slipknot!".