Yeah, nah. This is definitely a song about Alice’s Restaurant. NOT conscription.
Obie was making sure, and it was about four or five hours later that Alice… Remember Alice? It’s a song about Alice…. Alice came by and with a few nasty words to Obie on the side, bailed us out of jail, and we went back to the church, had a another thanksgiving dinner that couldn’t be beat, and didn’t get up until the next morning, when we all had to go to court.