Any diehard Deadheads out there?

Years ago, I had a copy of an issue of Grateful Dead Comix (iirc - there were illustrations of the lyrics to Grateful Dead songs).

The issue I had contained some of the lyrics to a song called, if I remember, ‘Eagle Pass’. It was a story/song about a military unit that may have been in retreat. At least one person had to be left behind to guard the rear and for some reason, they’d decided that the drunkest of the lot would be the one to stay.

I don’t think the song had ever been released (again, relying on my foggy memory of what I’d read).

The only fragment I remember with any accuracy:

“…staggered to the fore:
‘If any man be drunker here,
He has not drunk down more.’”

Does anyone know anything about this song? Maybe even where I can find the lyrics?

I think that Robert Hunter has his own website—If its one of his lyrical compositions, that would be a good place to start…


At The Pass

Try David Dodd’s Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

Or The Grateful Dead Lyric and Song Finder

Beaten to it… :stuck_out_tongue:

Thank you! I’ve been wondering for years what that was (or even what I did with that comic).