Cardboard Cowboy

Song composer(s)

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

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Other Recordings

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Authorship uncertain but most likely to be one or more of the Dead.

It's possible that Willy Legate contributed lyrics to this song. Garcia said the following in an interview in 1976.

"Willy Legate is this guy who's an old, old friend of me and Hunter's and Phil's ... He also even wrote some lyrics to some of our early songs before we started recording, but we've subsequently stopped doing the tunes."