David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 8 Sep 03 09:26
One More Saturday Night w&m: Weir AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/snit.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/ONEMORES.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 8 Sep 03 21:01
One More Saturday Night Lyrics: Bob Weir (note 1) Music: Bob Weir Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. I went down to the mountain, I was drinking some wine I looked up into heaven, lord I saw a mighty sign Writ in fire across the heaven, plain as black and white Get prepared, there's gonna be a party tonight Chorus: Uh huh, hey, Saturday night One more Saturday night Hey, Saturday night Everybody's dancing down at the local armoury With a basement full of dynamite and live artillery Temperature keeps rising, everybody getting high Come the rocking stroke of midnight, the whole place is gonna fly [chorus] I turn on Channel Six, the President comes on the news Says I got no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues His wife says don't get crazy, Lord you know what to do Just crank that old Victrola, put on your rocking shoes [chorus] Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was worth Thought he'd have a big old party, thought he'd call it planet earth Don't worry about tomorrow, Lord, you'll know it when it comes When the rocking, rolling music meets the rising, shining sun [chorus]
from TOM BURNHAM (tnf) Wed 8 Sep 04 17:31
Tom Burnham writes: The first time GD played in St. Louis, (1968, brought in by Jorge Martinez), their venue was the St, Louis Armory, a repository for military hardware. Curious to know if the line "down at the local armory" was inspired by the concert locale. Tom
David Gans (tnf) Wed 8 Sep 04 17:32
<scribbled by tnf Wed 8 Sep 04 17:33>
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 9 Sep 04 11:52
They also played the Santa Venetia armory in Marin County, I think. Have to check Deadbase...
David Gans (tnf) Thu 9 Sep 04 12:21
They rehearsed there, didn't they?
David Dodd (ddodd) Fri 10 Sep 04 14:28
I don't know! But wouldn't it be great if they rehearsed there, and wrote the song at that same time period. Any thoughts?
David Gans (tnf) Fri 10 Sep 04 14:48
Seems to me the Keith Godchaux rehearsals from September 1971 took place at teh santa Venetia Armory. That could be around the time Bobby was writing the song, which was introduced in October 1971.
David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 13 Sep 04 08:35
I worked across the street from that armory for the past four years. I wonder if there really is a basement full of dynamite?
Marked from the Day That I was Born (ssol) Mon 13 Sep 04 18:17
Just don't light a match when you go down there ;-)
Lightning in a Box (unkljohn) Fri 17 Sep 04 14:08
.....and live artillary?
David Gans (tnf) Wed 29 Jun 05 20:39
I may be young and crazy But I don't see Reason One For fightin' and complainin' When we should be havin' fun - 10/26/71
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 30 Jun 05 10:49
Damn! A verse I don't have! Too late for the Annotated Lyrics book, I'm pretty sure...
David Gans (tnf) Thu 30 Jul 09 21:41
Over on DeadNet Central, Robert Hunter posted this verse from his original lyric of "One More Saturday Night," which he had originally titled "U.S.Blues"!!! Dynamitin depot, bricks are pourin down Cost your reputation if they catch you hangin round Evry choice you look at serves but to confuse Reckon you could call it the United States Blues Oh baby, One more Saturday night Unhuh, One more Saturday night
David Dodd (ddodd) Fri 31 Jul 09 16:14
David--can you give us a URL for that posting by Hunter?
David Gans (tnf) Fri 31 Jul 09 17:28
It's in the Hunter discussion, in the Discussion Hotline folder, at DeadNet Central - <http://hotline.deadnetcentral.com> ) I can't post a URL because last time I did that it included my password and whoever clicked on it was logged in as me! The exchange took place on July 30.
jjoops (jjoops) Fri 31 Jul 09 19:01
rh also declined to deny the conjecture that the "You can call this song the United States Blues" line in "US Blues" was a statement to Weir in view of the fate of the first song with that title, FWIW.
Christian Crumlish (xian) Sat 1 Aug 09 08:30
like many also-ran stanzas from the hunter book this one scans rather awkwardly
Alex Allan (alexallan) Sun 2 Aug 09 14:27
Dennis McNally's book, "A Long Strange Trip" has an account of how this song was written: "[Weir and Hunter] clashed again over "One More Saturday Night." Having gotten Hunter's lyrics, Weir rewrote them--badly in Hunter's opinion--and then asked to call the resulting song "U.S.Blues," which Hunter refused to permit. In the end, he declined any association with the song and it was credited to Weir alone." [p393] David Gans asked Bob Weir about this in an interview on 2 March 2004: Gans: A story that ... I wanted to check out with you is, I've heard rumors over the years that "One More Saturday Night" actually began as a Hunter lyric and he took his name off it. Is that true? Weir: Yeah, it began as a Hunter lyric. "One more Saturday night" was his line. I wrote the rest. [laughs] Gans: How did that happen? Weir: I don't remember. I think he had a verse or something, a sketch he gave me. I got started working on it and, it all happened in one night. I got up a head of steam and cranked the song out, and I used that one line. And as I was writing, the rest of that verse wasn't ringing my lofty bells, and I kept intending to work it back in to the tune, and then take everything I'd written and submit to Hunter and let him correct it, but he... as far as he was concerned, the song was done, so he took his name off it. Maybe the verse Hunter posted on DeadNet Central was the one he originally gave Weir?
David Gans (tnf) Sun 2 Aug 09 17:28
<scribbled by tnf>
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 5 Aug 09 14:13
All very interesting. And this discussion shows some of the actual difficulty in correctly attributing songwriting credit where it is due.
Robin Russell (rrussell8) Wed 5 Aug 09 16:03
Right, did Elvis Presley write any songs?
Tim Lynch (masonskids) Thu 14 Jul 11 07:36
Does anyone know if Bruce Springsteen ever played this tune in concert and if so do any recordings exists?
Steve Biederman (sbied) Thu 14 Jul 11 10:00
If he did, http://www.brucespringsteen.it/DB/Databasex.htm doesn't know of it.
AZanimal (zepezauer) Thu 14 Jul 11 11:07
I had a vague recollection that I had heard of such a thing, and Googling turns up <ddodd>'s site which says he did but without further details. <http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/snit.html> (P.S. I just noticed how nicely palindromic <ddodd>'s screen name is.)
Tim Lynch (masonskids) Thu 14 Jul 11 11:12
I have read in a few places that he had played this, but I'm thinking it might be the Nils Lofgren tune of the same name.
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