To mark the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead this year, we asked one of our nation’s greatest Grateful fans, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, for her favorite song. “It’s a tough competition in my family for the favorite Grateful Dead song. For myself, it’s ‘Fire on the Mountain.’ ‘Ripple,’ however, has been a Pelosi family lullaby for years now. My daughter Christine has sung it to my granddaughter ever since she was three months old, and now my granddaughter sings it herself.
“As a San Franciscan, you’re automatically a Grateful Dead fan,” Leader Pelosi explains. “I love the music: not only is it fun, it is excellent — classically great music.”
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