Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Tuesday's Gone” (from One More For The Fans), performed by Gregg Allman




Like "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones, Tuesday in this song is the name of a girl. It's about going away and leaving her behind.


Written by lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Allen Collins, it's another "I must be going now" song on Lynyrd Skynyrd's first album, similar in theme to "Free Bird."

There was a train track near the place where the band rehearsed. The sound of the trains inspired lead singer Ronnie Van Zant to write the first line, "Train roll on, on down the line."


The group was discovered by Al Kooper, a producer and session musician who had previously worked with Bob Dylan, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and The Zombies. Kooper played some instruments and sang backup on the album, but his contributions were credited to "Roosevelt Gook." On this track, he played a synthesizer-like instrument called a Mellotron.




Lyrics


Train roll on, on down the line

Won't you please take me far away?

Now I feel the wind blow outside my door

Means I'm, I'm leaving my woman at home


Tuesday's gone with the wind

My baby's gone with the wind again


And I don't know where I'm going

I just want to be left alone

Well, when this train ends I'll try again

But I'm leaving my woman at home


Tuesday's gone with the wind

Tuesday's gone with the wind

Tuesday's gone with the wind

My baby's gone with the wind


Train roll on

Tuesday's gone


Train roll on many miles from my home

See, I'm riding my blues away

Tuesday, you see, she had to be free

But somehow I've got to carry on


Tuesday's gone with the wind

Tuesday's gone with the wind

Tuesday's gone with the wind

My baby's gone with the wind


Train roll on

Ahh on

'Cause my baby's gone

I'm riding my blues babe

Trying to ride my blues

Ride on train

Ride on train

Ride my blues babe

Goodbye Tuesday

Goodbye Tuesday