All the “Alice’s Restaurant” You Can Eat

As Thanksgiving traditions go, the song and movie “Alice’s Restaurant” is a fairly common one among certain folks, especially the aging counterculture generation the original work by Arlo Guthrie was aimed at. There are different versions and performances out there, I’ve collected several of them below. Any other favorite renditions, please link to them in the comments.

The original song from the album of the same name:


The movie, which came out a couple years later:

An early live recording:

A more recent live version in front of a huge crowd:

An unusual but nifty ‘illustrated’ version:

And if you want to learn to play it yourself, there’s this:


Happy Thanksgiving!


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