“Ramblin’ Man” sounded unusual in its initial draft.
Last week, Kevin Bacon performed on “The Tonight Show”, joining Jimmy Fallon for another of his entertaining “First Drafts of Rock” schemes, this moment choosing the Allman Brothers Band.
In the sketch, Bacon performs Dickey Betts and Fallon, his brother Gregg, hit out in full 1970s attire and harmonizing a version of the tune very distinct from what followers might recognize.
“Like I said, I was born in a Greyhound/The people on the bus were like, ‘Hey, what’s that noise?’” Bacon sings. “And some guy yelled, ‘I think that a lady’s giving birth/In the back seat of this Greyhound bus.’
After, Fallon questions in the lyrics, “Did your mother name you on that Greyhound?”
“She named me after the driver of that bus/His name was Nicky Bus,” Bacon sings, to which Fallon replies, “But your name is Dickey Betts,” and Bacon answers, “Cuz she wrote his name down wrong.”
During his guesting, Bacon discussed what life and his marriage to Kyra Sedgwick were like under quarantine.
“I was grateful every day to be well and have my health and the health of my family,” he said Fallon. “I realized we’ve been married for a long time, and quarantine really was an amazing kind of test for our marriage, because we were really isolated.”
He revealed that, even under in one house, they would have to observe moments to be isolated from each other doing each of their own things, with Sedgwick off in her “lair.”
“And she’d text me and say, ‘Do you want to do lunch later?’ and we’d meet in the kitchen, and then she’d go back to the lair,” the actor chuckled.
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