Tuesday's Gone

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"Tuesday's Gone"
Song by Lynyrd Skynyrd
from the album (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)
ReleasedAugust 13, 1973
RecordedStudio One, Doraville, Georgia, April 3, 1973
LabelMCA Records
Songwriter(s)Ronnie Van Zant
Allen Collins
Producer(s)Al Kooper
"Tuesday's Gone"
Song by Metallica
from the album Garage Inc.
ReleasedNovember 24, 1998
RecordedDecember 18, 1997, in San Jose, California
GenreSouthern rock
LabelElektra Records
Songwriter(s)Ronnie Van Zant
Allen Collins
Producer(s)Bob Rock
James Hetfield
Lars Ulrich
Mark Whitaker

"Tuesday's Gone" is the second track on Lynyrd Skynyrd's debut album, (Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd). It also appears on the band's first live LP, One More from the Road.


Al Kooper adds upfront Mellotron string sounds to the chorus of the song. It is one of a few Lynyrd Skynyrd songs on which Bob Burns, one of the original founding members and drummer, did not play. Atlanta Rhythm Section's drummer Robert Nix played on the studio version. Bob Burns, however, can be heard playing on the demo version from the same session.

Cover versions[edit]

Metallica covered "Tuesday's Gone" on the album Garage Inc.,[3] which features special appearances by Gary Rossington on guitar,[3] Pepper Keenan from Corrosion of Conformity, John Popper from Blues Traveler, Les Claypool from Primus,[3] Jerry Cantrell from Alice in Chains,[3] and Jim Martin formerly of Faith No More, credited as Fatso.

In 1988, a cover version was recorded by country music artist Hank Williams Jr. as the closing track on his album Wild Streak. This version was later part of a 1994 compilation titled Skynyrd Frynds, which featured several country acts performing covers of Skynyrd songs.

Ian Stuart Donaldson of Skrewdriver covered the song with Stigger on the Patriotic Ballads 2 album.

On July 13, 1999, Phish covered the song for an encore at the then-called Tweeter Center (now the Xfinity Center) outside of Boston in Mansfield, Massachusetts[4]

In 2001, a previously unreleased demo version of the song was featured as a bonus track on the reissued and expanded CD. The demo version is also available on the 2005 Chronicles CD box set.[citation needed]

Bluegrass versions of the song were recorded by Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time on their 2004 tribute CD Lonesome Skynyrd Time.

Atlanta Rhythm Section covered the song on the 2011 album With All Due Respect on the Fuel 2000 Records label.


  1. ^ VanHoose, Joe (June 3, 2009). "The 10 songs that define the sound of Southern rock". Ocala StarBanner. Retrieved November 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Janovitz, Bill. "Lynyrd Skynyrd – Tuedsay's Gone review". AllMusic. A country-soul ballad from one of the premier Southern rock bands of the 1970s, "Tuesday's Gone" is a simple but poignant rambling-man song.
  3. ^ a b c d Prato, Greg (2014). Primus: Over the Electric Grapevine. Akashic Books. pp. 229–230. ISBN 978-1-61775-322-0.
  4. ^ PT | Phish | Shows | 07/13/99 Tweeter Center Boston – Mansfield, MA Archived July 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine