Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving: From Alice's Restaurant

Last year, local radio station KGON played this Arlo Guthrie tune at 1pm on Thanksgiving Day. It is a tradition for them (although other radio stations appear to be riding on the coattails now). This is how it starts...

This song is called Alice's Restaurant, and it's about Alice, and the
restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant,
that's just the name of the song, and that's why I called the song Alice's

You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant
Walk right in it's around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track
You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant

Now it all started two Thanksgivings ago, was on - two years ago on
Thanksgiving, when my friend and I went up to visit Alice at the
restaurant, but Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the
church nearby the restaurant, in the bell-tower, with her husband Ray and
Fasha the dog. And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of
room downstairs where the pews used to be in. Havin' all that room,
seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't
have to take out their garbage for a long time.

I am getting sleepy just thinking about turkey... :D


ladybug said...

Hey, I got to listen to a good portion of this on 106.3 FM this morning-the best part about the "mother-rapers, the father-stabbers and worst of all, the father-rapers!" (he had to go wait in the "W" group while reporting for selective service, i.e. those who had been arrested, he thought them very scary! It's all in the song). I laughed out loud all the way home from driving the little dude to school!

The Moody Minstrel said...

I went to all the trouble to learn how to play that acoustic guitar riff that goes on and on and on and on...
Now if only I could figure out a way to post it...

My friend Jeff (the chronic Canadian musician) can play it perfectly. He claims to have met Arlo Guthrie...but I know he can spin a yarn.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone...(and me without any hope of finding a turkey anywhere...:( )