When Dan Rather asked Bob Weir what song he wanted to be remembered for when he ‘crosses the river’, Bob recited this…
I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream.
Ah, child of countless trees.
Ah, child of boundless seas.
What you are, what you’re meant to be
Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
Born to me,
Words by John Perry Barlow; music by Bob Weir
Written in 1972 and first performed performed on March 23, 1974 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, “Cassidy” remains one of the more iconic songs from the band.