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Nov 26, 2020 - 3:56:30 PM
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chuckv97

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Nov 26, 2020 - 5:06:08 PM
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dbrooks

USA

3951 posts since 3/11/2004

I played this song in on-campus coffee houses back in 1968-69. I remember most of the words but now the guitar backup is not as solid as it was back then. (But at 73, what is?) Nonetheless, I still ran through it this morning since it is Thanksgiving.

David

Edited by - dbrooks on 11/26/2020 17:06:51

Nov 26, 2020 - 7:33:15 PM
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rcc56

USA

3280 posts since 2/20/2016

I guess you all know that Arlo, who had a couple of mild strokes a while back, announce his retirement last month, at least from touring.

Here's his statement:  http://www.arloguthrie.com/news/gone-fishing

Alice's Restaurant is a wonderful example of how a piece of music can influence the course of history.

Edited by - rcc56 on 11/26/2020 19:36:10

Nov 26, 2020 - 7:41:14 PM

chuckv97

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54857 posts since 10/5/2013
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Thanks, Bob. I wasn’t aware of that. He’s had a long career,,time to rest.

Nov 26, 2020 - 9:18:27 PM
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1548 posts since 7/4/2009

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Originally posted by rcc56

Alice's Restaurant is a wonderful example of how a piece of music can influence the course of history.


It's also a wonderful example of how no one can play a song with a rag progression again without someone going, "Hey, is that 'Alice's Restaurant'?"

Arlo has been very active (for him) on Facebook lately and seems to be doing well. Wishing him the best.

Nov 27, 2020 - 3:15:12 AM
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OM45GE

USA

103241 posts since 11/7/2007

Alice Brock herself has fallen on hard financial times with some health issues as well. She was in danger of losing her rental home. A GoFundMe page has been set up for the 80. Alice was always a very generous and caring person.

Nov 27, 2020 - 7:11:39 AM
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dmiller

USA

23866 posts since 7/22/2007

Good song that's "stood the test of time".  For those who haven't seen it before, here's the
newspaper clipping of Arlo Guthrie’s arrest after being a litter bug on Thanksgiving day.

Nov 27, 2020 - 9:07:38 AM
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346 posts since 10/4/2018

I played that song yesterday, once on my banjo, once on my guitar and twice on YouTube. I can't really remember much of the lyrics except the chorus, but I do have fun. It's the only Thanksgiving song I can remember. Maybe Turkey in the Straw?

Nov 27, 2020 - 12:24:39 PM
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RB3

USA

889 posts since 4/12/2004

When I saw Arlo Guthrie some years ago, he of course performed Alice's Restaurant.  When he introduced the song, he pointed out that the song's length is exactly the same as the length of the portion of the infamous Nixon Tapes that was allegedly deleted by Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods.  Coincidence? 

Nov 27, 2020 - 7:34:58 PM
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Buddur

USA

2860 posts since 10/23/2004

A Pittsburgh radio station has played the song at 12noon every Thanksgiving day since as long as I can remember. As I'm sure lots of radio stations do.

Nov 27, 2020 - 8:57:31 PM
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bubbalouie

Canada

14632 posts since 9/27/2007

The first I heard it you had to flip the LP!

Edited by - bubbalouie on 11/27/2020 20:58:00

Nov 29, 2020 - 8:13:50 AM
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2417 posts since 2/10/2013

When a tune is referenced, I like seeing the name of the author. In so many cases we only find out someone wrote certain tunes in their obituary. This often happens when I check out biographical information on an individual. Go to wickipedia and check out the late country singer Don Gibson - prepare to be surprised.

Nov 29, 2020 - 12:27:15 PM

1548 posts since 7/4/2009

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Originally posted by Richard Hauser

When a tune is referenced, I like seeing the name of the author. In so many cases we only find out someone wrote certain tunes in their obituary. This often happens when I check out biographical information on an individual. Go to wickipedia and check out the late country singer Don Gibson - prepare to be surprised.


Wrong thread??

Nov 30, 2020 - 11:32:22 AM
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Jim Yates

Canada

6695 posts since 2/21/2007

Many years ago I was playing a Pink Anderson tune called Bring It On Home that I'd just learned from a Paul Geremia LP.  I was having trouble recalling the words, so I sang a verse of John Hartford's Boogie and realised that it worked to the same changes.  I soon discovered that How Come You Do Me Like You Do Do Do?, They're Red Hot and You Can't Tame Wild Women also used the same changes, so I started singing them as a medley.  Once I was playing it as an instrumental when my wife stuck her head in the door and started singing "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant..."  

[C / B Bb | A / A7 / | D7 / G7 / | C / G7 / |C / B Bb |A / A7 / |D7 / / / |G7 / / / |
|C / / / |C7 / / / |F / / / |Gdim / / / |C / B Bb |A / A7 / |D7 / G7 / |C  / A / |D7 / G7 / |C / / / ]


My mom pointed out that the same changes work for the old pop tune Jada (a different bridge).
|C / D7 / |G7 / / / |C / D7 / | G7 / / / |

Dec 15, 2020 - 10:31:36 PM

1 posts since 12/15/2020

I love this song !!

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