"Alabama Getaway" as written by Jerome J. Garcia and Robert C. Hunter....
Thirty two teeth in a jawbone
Alabama cryin' for none
Before I have to hit him
I hope he's got the sense to run

Reason those poor girls love him
Promise them anything
Reason they believe him
He wears a big diamond ring

Alabama getaway
Alabama getaway
Only way to please me
Turn around and leave
And walk away

Majordomo Billy Bojangles
Sit down and have a drink with me
What's this about Alabama
Keeps comin' back to me?

Heard your plea in the courthouse
Jury box began to rock and rise
Forty-nine sister states all had
Alabama in their eyes

Alabama getaway
Alabama getaway
Only way to please me
Turn around and leave
And walk away

Why don't we just give Alabama
Rope enough to hang himself?
Ain't no call to worry the jury
His kind takes care of itself

Twenty-third Psalm Majordomo
Reserve me a table for three
In the Valley of the Shadow
Just you, Alabama and me

Alabama getaway
Alabama getaway
Only way to please me
Turn around and leave
And walk away


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"Alabama Getaway" as written by Jerome J. Garcia, Robert C. Hunter

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    General CommentI think this was after Alabama banned the dead from playing at their venue there.
    MasterMusicianon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think so too.
    DJgifon April 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentActually heard that this was about Keith and Donna leaving the band in 1979. Donna is from Alabama and it was said that she could be tough to deal with back in her hazy, crazy drugged out days. Keith and Donna's last show was in early '79 and the song was written later that year. Just food for thought.
    easyjim1967on October 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA G is about a red neck southerner who was a deadhead dancing in front of the stage, alone at a Jerry show, at a biker bar in Rodeo California, Jerry knew the kid was gonna get beat up by the bikers, so he sent 2 men in suits,to ask the kid if he wanted to meet Jerry and have a drink with him. The kid said sure, but instead ran away out of the show, opting not to piss anyone off,,,,,,,Jerry was pleased !
    bobbydon August 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA G is about a red neck southerner who was a deadhead dancing in front of the stage, alone at a Jerry show, at a biker bar in Rodeo California, Jerry knew the kid was gonna get beat up by the bikers, so he sent 2 men in suits,to ask the kid if he wanted to meet Jerry and have a drink with him. The kid said sure, but instead ran away out of the show, opting not to piss anyone off,,,,,,,Jerry was pleased !
    bobbydon August 24, 2013   Link

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