Tuesday's Gone (7:33)

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“Tuesday’s Gone” is the second track on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s first album, “(pronounced ‘lĕh-‘nérd ‘skin-‘nérd)”. One of the band’s most popular songs, its relaxing pace and serenading guitars have made it a fan staple. The lyrics, featuring themes of a relationship ending because of extensive touring, are similar in mood to the band’s signature tune “Free Bird”. The distinct introduction to the song features a mellotron, played by Al Kooper.

The song is memorably featured in the film Dazed and Confused, during the scene where a party winds down and the lucky and luckless people go home, its bitter sweet tone attempting to capture the mood. The movie Happy Gilmore also included the song, which plays during the opening and ending credits. Also, “Tuesday’s Gone” is featured in the biography movie Prefontaine about Steve Prefontaine. The song is playing during the scene in which Prefontaine encounters an ex girlfriend for whom he still has feelings.

Metallica covered “Tuesday’s Gone” on the album Garage Inc., which features a special appearance from Les Claypool from Primus, Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains, John Popper from Blues Traveler, Pepper Keenan from Corrosion of Conformity, as well as Gary Rossington, one of the song’s original writers, on guitar.

In 1994, a cover version was recorded by country music artist Hank Williams, Jr., as part of a compilation titled Skynyrd Frynds, which featured several country acts performing covers of Skynyrd songs.

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