Thursday, November 23, 2006

Alice's Restaurant

A WMNF Thanksgiving tradition is playing Arlo Guthrie's "Alice Restaurant". Susan and I missed it this morning. To make up for it, I am presenting via You Tube.

Go 22 minutes to spare?

Here are all of the lyrics.

Here is a tribute to Officer Obie

"And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day,I said
fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and
walking out. And friends they may thinks it's a movement.

And that's what it is , the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and
all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it come's around on the

"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"

The church in the story


Anonymous said...

Thank you Scott! No Thanksgiving is right without this! It is an annual event in our house. We used to listen to it on the way to moms for TG. The drive was just about long enough. Now, I am the mom and I play it while cooking!

Addison said...

If you'd like to see the video...

Anonymous said...

I was once a guest for Thanksgiving at a house where the host insisted on playing this song after everyone sat down at the table, and BEFORE anyone could start eating. Maybe the Genitorturers could work THAT into their act.

Anonymous said...

Ok, now that is obsessive and weird. It is a great tradition but no one should ever MAKE someone listen to it.