Help On The Way

Help On The Way

"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!".


Paradise waits
On the crest of a wave her angels in flame
She has no pain
Like a child she is pure, she is not to blame
Poised for flight, wings spread bright
Spring from night into the sun
Don't stop to run
She can fly like a lie, she can't be outdone

Tell me the cost
I can pay, let me go, tell me love is not lost
Sell everything
Without love day to day, insanity's king
I will pay, day by day
Anyway, lock, bolt and key
Crippled but free
I was blind all the time I was learning to see

Help on the way
Well I know only this, I've got you today
Don't fly away
'Cause I love what I love and I want it that way
I will stay, one more day
Like I say, honey, it's you
Making it too
Without love in the dream it'll never come true

Jerry Garcia's Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Jerry Garcia Rhythm Guitar Transcription

Solo Transcription (3/24/90)

Help On The Way Solo 3-24-90

Solo Transcription (Blues for Allah)

Help On The Way - Blues For Allah Solo Transcription

Help On The Way Backing Track

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