Thanksgiving Cheer: “You Can Get Anything You Want at Alice’s Restaurant”

In 1967, Folk singer Arlo Guthrie released the album Alice’s Restaurant, which included the 18 minute long track of the same name.  The song, set on Thanksgiving Day, documents a Vietnam War draftee who gets arrested for littering, rendering him unfit to serve in the military.  “Alice’s Restaurant” urges draftees to protest the draft and war.

YouTube user Andrew Colunga  created an illustrated video to accompany the song, embedded below:


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