Alabama Getaway

Music By Jerry Garcia
Words By Robert Hunter

Released April 1980

Thirty-two teeth in a jawbone
Alabama's tryin' 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, get away
Alabama getaway, get away
Only way to please me
Just get down and leave and walk away

Majordomo Billy Bojangles
Sat down and had a drink with me
Said what about Alabama
That keeps a-coming back to me?

I heard your plea in the court house
Witness box began to rock and rise
Forty nine sister states
Had Alabama in their eyes

Alabama getaway, get away
Alabama getaway, get away
Only way to please me
Just get down and leave and walk away

Major said why don't we give him
Rope enough to hang himself?
No need to worry the jury
They'll probably take care of themselves

Twenty third psalm Majordomo
Reserve me a table for three
Down in the valley of the shadow
Just you, Alabama and me

Alabama getaway, get away
Alabama getaway, get away
Only way to please me
Just get down and leave and walk away

Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission