32 teeth in a jawbone, Alabama trying for none,
Before I have to hit him, I hope he's got the sense to run.
Reason the poor girls love him, promise them everything,
Why they all believe him? He wears a big diamond ring.
Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.
Major Domo Billy Bojangles, sit down and have a drink with me,
"What's this about Alabama? It keeps a coming back to me.
Heard your plea in the courthouse, Witness box began to rock and rise,
49 sister states all had Alabama in there eyes.
Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.
Major said why don't we give him rope enough to hang himself?
No need to worry the jury, this kind takes care of themselves.
23rd psalm Major Domo, reserve me a table for three,
Down in the valley of the shadow, just you, Alabama, and me.
Alabama getaway, getaway. Alabama getaway, getaway,
Only way to please me, ya just gotta leave and walk away.


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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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