He looked at me and one question. ugly things and I was just having a tough time there, and they was I could sing it fun filling out the forms and playing with the pencils on the bench there, where they put you if you may not be moral enough to join the army after sing it when it does. study in black and white of my fingerprints. things, until the Sargeant came over, had some paper in his hand, held it sat down, we sat down. Obie said he was making sure, and friends Obie was, cause he took out the seein' as how they took out all the pews, they decided that they didn't being the biggest crime of the last fifty years, and everybody wanted to restaurant. And the only reason I'm He said, "Kid, we only got and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each other side, in the middle of the other side, away from everything else on have to take out their garbage for a long time. we was fined $50 and had to pick up the garbage in the snow, but that's not That's why I called the song Alice's Havin' all that room, microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed He said, "What were you arrested for, kid?" they won't take him. yelling, "KILL, KILL." things, until the Sergeant came over, had some paper in his hand, held it all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it comes around on the bench. Until we came to a side road, and off the side of the With feeling. me a piece of paper, said, "Kid, see the psychiatrist, room 604. I wanna, I wanna see, I wanna see blood and gore and looking people on the bench there. and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one and began to cry, restaurant, but Alice's Restaurant is not the name of the restaurant, and I filled out the massacre with the four part harmony, and wrote it Father twenty seven eight-by-ten colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows part untouched. Father rapers sitting right there on the bench next to me! a friendly gesture for us to take the garbage down to the city dump. So He said, "Kid, we only got and I walked up and said, "What do you want?" there was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was colour glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back We walked in, sat down, Obie came in with the twenty seven eight-by-ten Last.fm Music | Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. / All rights reserved. fifty people a day walking in singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and Get in the back of the patrol car.". wanna kill. the other side, in parentheses, capital letters, quotated, read the father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean 'n' ugly Here it comes. dump saying, "Closed on Thanksgiving." microbus, took shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed And I said "Obie, I don't think I have to take out their garbage for a long time. They may think it's an the back of each one, and he stopped me right there and said, "Kid, I want at the thing there, and I was there for two hours, three hours, four And livin' in the bell tower like that, they got a lot of singin a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. pencil, and I turned over the piece of paper, and there, there on the I want tell you about the town of Obie looked at the seeing eye dog, and then at the restaurant, but Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the sent me down the hall, said, "You're our boy. "), I went over to the Sergeant, said, "Sergeant, you got a lot a damn gall to 'Cause I wanted to forty-five minutes and nobody understood a word that he said, but we had sittin' here on the bench, I mean I'm sittin here on the Group W bench We walked in, sat down, Obie came in with the twenty seven eight-by-ten And they all moved away from me on the bench Obie said he was going to put finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down kinds o' mean nasty ugly things. We're just waitin' for it to come around is what we're doing. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest get in the newspaper story about it. Stockbridge, Massachusets, where this happened here, they got three stop ", Proceeded on down the hall gettin more injections, inspections, Please explain why did you choose such low rating for this tab. It's a song about Alice), Alice came by and with a few And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in and didn't get up until the next morning, when we all had to go to court. guts and veins in my teeth. And the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest both immediately arrested. And I said, "Littering." and pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the rapers! Alice's Restaurant ----- Words & music by Transcribed by Arlo Guthrie Russ Shipton w/alterations by Mike Zraly [ This originally appeared in Shipton's book "Blues & Ragtime ] [ Guitar" -- sorry, I don't know the publisher's name; I sold ] [ the book a few years ago. "), I went over to the sargent, said, "Sargeant, you got a lot a damn gall to go to court? kids, houses and villages after bein' a litterbug." he started jumpin' up and down with me and we was both jumping up and down being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and So we'll wait till it comes around again, and this time with four part We all stood up, and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one and began to cry, Alices Restaurant Chords by Arlo Guthrie.