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Bye Bye Foot

Music/Lyrics: Fishman

Vocals: Fish

Albums: Walnut Creek

Debut: 1997-06-14

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

Last Update: 2016-03-08

A gentle ballad with an air of childlike wonderment reminiscent of Syd Barrett, “Bye Bye Foot” gave Fishman a turn at the microphone. This was relatively rare in 1997 for any song, much less one as vocally ambitious as “Bye Bye Foot.” Perhaps too ambitious; after making its debut in Dublin on 6/14/97, “Bye Bye Foot” was played just three more times – once more in Europe and twice on the US summer tour. 

Even on what is probably the best version – 7/22/97, captured on the Walnut Creek DVD – with a beautifully flowing solo from Trey, Fishman strains to reach the notes. Fish did however think enough of the lyrics to have them printed in “Fish’s Forum” the summer 1997 Döniac Schvice

”Bye Bye Foot” – 7/22/97, Raleigh, NC. From Walnut Creek DVD.

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