10 pages | PDF | 2.6 MBTruckin' by Grateful Dead is an iconic song composed by Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Its lyrics were written by Robert Hunter, and the song is set in the key of E major and C♯ minor. The song consists of 110 measures, and begins with a slow guitar introduction by Garcia. This is soon joined on by Phil Lesh's bass, and then by Bob Weir's rhythm guitar. Jerry's guitar then takes the lead, followed quickly by Lesh and Weir's vocals. The song builds steadily, with Jerry's lead guitar and Weir's backing vocals providing the backbone. As the song progresses, Garcia's guitar solos are interspersed with the Grateful Dead's signature improvisation, creating an infectious and ever-shifting soundscape. The song eventually reaches its climax before slowing back down to a quieter conclusion. Truckin' has become one of the most beloved songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire, and is considered an iconic piece of rock music.