Wednesday, February 20, 2019

WACKY WEDNESDAY: More Songs for the American Waitress


Back on a bygone Wacky Wednesday -- Oct. 4, 2017 -- I posted a tribute to a lady who's been at the center of many wonderful songs.

I wrote back then;

She's more than just a server of food.

In American song, the waitress is a friend and frequently a fantasy lover of truckdrivers, starry-eyed poets, lonesome drifters and other lost souls on the Lost Highway.

Here are a few more songs for the waitress:

Let's start with Louis Prima and his affections for a waitress named Angelina



Not just a waitress song, this is "The Waitress Song" by Freakwater



Tom T. Hall's favorite waitress was Ravishing Ruby.



In Frank Zappa's 200 Motels, Lonesome Cowboy Burt, portrayed by the late, great Jimmy Carl Black, only wanted to find his waitress ...


I posted Tom Waits' version of "Highway Cafe" back in my last waitress tribute, But the song was written by Kinky Friedman ...





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