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This was played once, on 23 April 1984. Thanks to Drew Berry for the lyrics. (a) Jerry sometimes varied this--eg to "He wears a frickin' diamond ring" (thanks to Brian Schnapp for this)(b) it's not clear whether Jerry sang "Just get down ..." or "Just sit down ..." - though the former makes more sense.

Lyrics By
Robert Hunter
Music By
Jerry Garcia
Lyrics

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 Alabame
Keeps comin back to me?

Heard your plea in the courthouse
Jurybox 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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    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 Alabame
    Keeps comin back to me?

    Heard your plea in the courthouse
    Jurybox 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

    This was played once, on 23 April 1984. Thanks to Drew Berry for the lyrics. (a) Jerry sometimes varied this--eg to "He wears a frickin' diamond ring" (thanks to Brian Schnapp for this)(b) it's not clear whether Jerry sang "Just get down ..." or "Just sit down ..." - though the former makes more sense.