Bobby in bunny ears, Garcia killing it, and I finally figured out how to embed videos from somewhere other than YouTube. Good post, gang.
ALSO, Alabama Getaway isn’t much revered, but it’s one of my favorite of Hunter’s lyrics even though it makes no actual sense.
Twenty third psalm Majordomo
Reserve me a table for three
Down in the valley of the shadow
Just you, Alabama and me
The 23rd Psalm is the one about the Lord being your shepherd and all that; majordomo is something like a head butler. (Majordomo is one of several words the Romans had for specialized slaves that remains in the language. Nomenclature comes from the nomenclator, whose job it was to remember people his master had met. The Romans were monsters in so many ways.)
But, yeah: no clue at all what Hunter’s on about. He had already written songs about Tennessee and Mississippi, so maybe he figured Alabama was due.
Anyone got a theory?