Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Hunter, McNees, Morgenstern
A suite of songs written by Robert Hunter. It was recorded but never released by the band Comfort in 1976. According to Robert Hunter, a ballet was choreographed for it, and Comfort performed the whole show three times, including at the Hookers' Ball.
|Robert Hunter Recordings|
"I'll tell you hat Alligator Moon has turned into. It's like I was never happy with it in the form that it was like that. And now it has turned into something else again. It' doesn't even - well, has some of the same characters but some of them, you know, they weren't going anywhere and they didn't deserve to be in a song. So I replaced ... well Cigarette's real name as you remember was Alouette."He then quoted an extract from Domino:
Cherry St. Helene, a girl of French descentHe continued:
who left St. Lou and met Melina 'cross the borderline
If beauty's in the beholder's eye
it must have been in mine
'cause when I saw Melina with you on either hand
something in my heart stood
and cried strike up the band!
"That's all gone - I threw it all out. Instead I got this perverse triangle and submissive and dominance going on."