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Album cover parody of Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Arlo Guthrie that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Arlo Guthrie, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).


New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Alice's Restroom""Alice's Restaurant"Jessica Childress

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Wake Up Dead,"mandamoo

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Slow Ride," Foghat"City of New Orleans," Arlo Guthrie
"Where'd You Go?," Fort Minor"Alice's Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie
"Where Are You Now?," Jimmy Harnen w/ Synch"Alice's Rock & Roll Restaurant," Arlo Guthrie
"Where's The Party?," Madonna"City Of New Orleans," Arlo Guthrie
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Lice's Restaurant" originally "Alice's Restaurant"
Jessica Childress

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Malice's Restaurant" originally "Alice's Restaurant"
Jessica Childress

Change a Letter:

"Gypsy Navy" originally "Gypsy Davy"
I wonder what their ships are like?
"Gypsy Wavy" originally "Gypsy Davy"
Candy Welty
"Gypsy Dave" originally "Gypsy Davy"
Candy Welty
"The Pity Of New Orleans" originally "The City Of New Orleans"
Doug Pitts
"The Motorcycle Sang" originally "The Motorcycle Song"
Why there would be a motorcycle song!
Doug Pitts

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"City of New Orleans""Pity of New Orleans"Michael McVey
"Alice's Restaurant""Andrea's Sushi Bar"2Eagle
"City of New Orleans""Last Bus to Toronto"Michael Pacholek
"City Of New Orleans""Hillary Rodham Clinton"Bob Gomez
"Alice's Restaurant""Colonel Klink's Prison Camp"Dylan Baranski
"Motorcycle Song""John A. Barry's Song"SamuraiMaster
"Alice's Restraunt""Amsterdam, Netherlands"Old Man Ribber
"City of New Orleans""City of New Orleans (Aftermath)"Melanie Lee
"The Girl I left Behind Me""My Gal Likes To Behind Me"Airfarcewon
"I Am Changing My Name to Chrysler""I Am Changing My Name to WaMu"Alex Osaki

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Alice's RestaurantMilitary PsychiatristZotmeister

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Living Next Door to Alice
Alice's Restaurant
   Arlo Guthrie
Living Next Door to Alice's Restaurant
Witch Queen Of New Orleans
City Of New Orleans
   Arlo Guthrie
Witch Queen Of The City Of New Orleans
All the Young Girls Love Alice
   Elton John
Alice's Restaurant
   Arlo Guthrie
All the Young Girls Love Alice's Restaurant
B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bomb)
   System of a Down
Alice's Restaurant
   Arlo Guthrie
B.Y.O.B. To Alice's Restaurant
Arlo's song was an anti-war statement, so S.O.A.D.'s song adds a bigger spin.
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Guthrie Band
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band combined with Arlo Guthrie
Savannah Guthrie is an NBC news correspondent; she currently co-hosts on the "Today Show".
Submitted By: Pat Mahiney

Misheard Lyrics:

"The City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good morning, my uncle, how are you?
Original Lyrics:
Good morning, America, how are you?
"Alice's Restaurant"
Misheard Lyrics:
At Dempsey's Restaurant
Original Lyrics:
At Alice's Restaurant
"The City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Feelin' cocky with the old men in the plug car
Original Lyrics:
Dealin' card games with the old men in the club car
"Alice's Restaurant"
Misheard Lyrics:
Until we came to a siren
Original Lyrics:
Until we came to a side road
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"The City of New Orleans"
Misheard Lyrics:
Good morning, America, how old are you?
Original Lyrics:
Good morning, America, how are you?

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Thought this was talking about age...or birthdays!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Alice's Restaurant"
The Funny Lyrics:
And I said, 'Shrink, I want to kill.
I wanna, I wanna see,
I wanna see blood and gore and guts and veins in my teeth.
Eat dead burnt bodies.
... and the sergeant... said, 'You're our boy'
Why They're Funny:
This passage was sort of shortened to avoid repetition, but it's still funny.
Submitted by: Quyjibo
"The Motorcycle Song"
The Funny Lyrics:
I don't want a pickle
Just wanna ride on my motorcycle
And I don't want a tickle
I'd rather ride on my motorcycle
And I don't want to die
Just wanna ride on my motorcy...
Why They're Funny:
That little extra syllable at the end. Hey, it's not the best song he ever wrote, but he didn't have time to change it. Listen to the song for the explanation of why.
Submitted by: Bob F.
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"City Of New Orleans"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
All along the southbound odyssey
The train pulls out at Kankakee.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Where can a train pull out at Kankakee? Only at Kankakee (DUH!). It can't do so all along any "southbound odyssey"!
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"The Motorcycle Song"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I don't want a pickle
I just want to ride on my motorcycle
Why They're Nonsensical:
Seems kinda baffling that one would be given the choice between a pickle and a motorcycle. Some crazy options; it's like apples and oranges.
Submitted by: Dwayne Wade Boggs

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"The Motorcycle Song"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
I don't want a pickle, just wanna ride on my motor-sickle
I don't want a tickle, I'd rather ride on my motor-sickle
And I don't wanna die, I just wanna ride on my motorcy ... cle
Why They're Misrhymed:
This is the greatest stretch for a rhyme I have ever heard - making orange and syringe sound like they rhyme is more believable than turning motorcycle into motor-sickle. And that last line takes the cake. But hey, it's funny.
Submitted by: Adam R. Wood

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"The City Of New Orleans"
Opening Lines:
Ridin' on the City of New Orleans, Illinois Central, Monday mornin' rail
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Space Change:

"Al Ices Restaurant" originally "Alice's Restaurant"
Just in time for Thanksgiving.
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Rough Retail Submitted by: Alexis
Haul It, Roger Submitted by: Alexis
Tougher Liar Submitted by: Alexis
Tougher Rail Submitted by: Alexis
Gale, Ruth, or I Submitted by: John

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Coming into Los Angeles"
The Lyrics:
Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
Don't touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man
Los Angeles...also mentions London and Mexico...
Submitted by: Carolyn
"City Of New Orleans"
The Lyrics:
Nighttime on the City Of New Orleans,
Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee.
Halfway home, and we'll be there by morning,
Through the Mississippi darkness, rolling down to the sea.
Again refers to the title train, "the City Of New Orleans", which I explained in a previous post. Then refers to the city of Memphis, Tennessee. From Memphis southward, most of the train's route is lengthwise through the state of Mississippi. So the Mississippi reference is probably mainly to that. But since a good part of the route is close to the river of the same name, the author could well have had the Mississippi River and its valley in mind as well.
Submitted by: Penelope Beckinsale
There are additional Real Places Mentioned in Songs available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Alice's Restuarant" Length: 18:20
Submitted by: hamp

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Alice's Restaurant"
1969 movie with Guthrie playing himself
Submitted by: folk

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