Primus probably has the best known cover of this swamp rock classic. But Dale Watson, who is trying his best to keep real country alive and well, does a good job. In fact, this wasn’t part of his set. A fan screamed it out and he obliged.
I posted this because it is about killin’ gators. Roll Tide tomorrow y’all!
Interesting story to this song. People like to say that Bob Dylan wrote it but that’s only half true. He wrote the chorus for the western movie “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid” and left it incomplete. Ketch Secor from Old Crow Medicine Show wrote verses to go with Dylan’s choruses and the rest is southern liberal arts school sorority chick history.
Here’s some band called Southern Drive on the campus at Southern Methodist University doing a superb cover, making it their own. Good job y’all. This is the perfect first entry for Open Mic Mondays.
Football season is here! In the Yellowhammer State, that means we’ll hear this song at least 5 times before, during and after each Alabama game. What’s interesting is how beloved this song is around the US and around the world. So here is Finnish group the Leningrad Cowboys with the Alexandrov Ensemble having some fun with the Lynyrd Skynyrd southern rock anthem. Roll Tide Roll!