Wilco

Childlike and Evergreen (Demo)

Someone Else's Song (Demo)

Passenger Side (Demo)

Promising

The T.B. is Whipping Me (with Syd Straw)

I Must Be High (Live)

Casino Queen (Live)

Who Were You Thinking Of (Live)

I Am Not Willing

Burned

Blasting Fonda

Thirteen (Big Star)

Don't You Honey Me

The Lonely 1 (Alternative Version)

No More Poetry

Box Full of Letters (Live)

Red-Eyed and Blue (Live)

Forget the Flowers (Live)

Sunken Treasure (Live)

Monday (Demo)

Passenger Side (Live)

Outtasite (Outta Mind) (Live)

I Got You (At the End of the Century) (Live)

Outta Mind (Outta Site) (Live)

James Alley Blues [Richard Brown cover]

At My Window Sad and Lonely

At my window sad and lonely,
oft times do I think of thee
Sad and lonely and I wonder,
do you ever think of me?

Every day is sad and lonely,
every night is sad and blue
Do you ever think of me my darling,
as you sail that ocean blue?

At my window, sad and lonely,
I stand and look across the sea
I, sad and lonely,
wonder do you ever think of me?

Will you find another sweetheart
in some far and distant land?
Sad and lonely now I wonder if
our boat will ever land?

Ships may ply the stormy ocean,
planes may fly the stormy sky
Sad and lonely but remember
I will love you till I die.

Published by Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc. [BMI]/BMG Songs [ASCAP]/Warner-
Tamerlane Publishing Corp./Words-Ampersand Music [BMI]

Words: Woody Guthrie 1939
Music: Jeff Tweedy 1997
Jay Bennett: Hammond B3, dulcimer, backing vocal
Billy Bragg: bazouki, backing vocal
Ken Coomer: drums
John Stirratt: electric bass, backing vocal
Jeff Tweedy: acoustic guitar, lead vocal

California Stars (Live)

One Hundred Years from Now

A Shot in the Arm (Remix)

ELT (King Size Demo)

Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again) (David Kahne Remix)

She's A Jar (Austin Demo)

Tried and True

Student Loan Stereo

True Love Will Find You In the End

I'm Always in Love (Solo Acoustic Live)

Via Chicago (Austin Demo)

Can't Stand It (Live)

Airline to Heaven (Alternate)

Any Major Dude Will Tell You

I'm the Man Who Loves You (Live)

The Good Part

Cars Can't Escape

Camera

Handshake Drugs (First Version)

A Magazine Called Sunset

Bob Dylan's 49th Beard

Woodgrain

More Like the Moon

Let Me Come Home

Old Maid

Hummingbird (Alternate Version)

Spiders (Kidsmoke) (Live)

Hell is Chrome (Live)

At Least That's What You Said (Live)

The Late Greats (Live)

Just a Kid

Kicking Television

Panthers

Theologians (Live)

Another Man's Done Gone (Live)

I'm a Wheel (Live)

How to Fight Loneliness (Live)

One True Vine

The Thanks I Get

Let's Not Get Carried Away

Hate it Here (Live)

Impossible Germany (Live)

I Shall Be Released (with Fleet Foxes) (Live)

What Light (Live)

Jesus, Etc. (with Andrew Bird) (Live)

Glad It's Over

Dark Neon

The Jolly Banker

My name is Tom Cranker and I'm a jolly banker, 
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I safeguard the farmers and widows and orphans, 
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

When dust storms are sailing, and crops they are failing,
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I check up your shortage and bring down your mortgage,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

When money you're needing, and mouths you are feeding,
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I'll plaster your home with a furniture loan,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

If you show me you need it, I'll let you have credit,
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
Just bring me back two for the one I lend you,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

When your car you're losin', and sadly your cruisin',
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I'll come and foreclose, get your car and your clothes,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

When the bugs get your cotton, the times they are rotten,
I'm jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I'll come down and help you, I'll rake you and scalp you,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

When the landlords abuse you, or sadly misuse you,
I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.
I'll send down the police chief to keep you from mischief,
Singin' I'm a jolly banker, jolly banker am I.

Words and Music: Woody Guthrie 
Jeff Tweedy: acoustic guitar, vocals
John Stirratt: bass guitar
Glenn Kotche: drums, percussion (Jim Scott's cash and garden tools)
Mikael Jorgensen: Hammond B3, Leslie cab
Nels Cline: lap steel
Patrick Sansone: harpsichord
Leslie Feist: a garden tool

 

Unlikely Japan

You and I (with Feist) (Live)

I Love My Label (Nick Lowe)

Oh yes
I love my label and my label loves me
For she's so good and kind
together we will pave our destiny
My label always loves to hear some pretty
chords for its records like these ones
She's always pleased to hear some of these
pretty melodies so I sing 'em some

I love my label, I love my label yeah
And my label's got high hopes in me

Play the blues

Oh I'm so proud of them up here,
we're one big happy family
I guess you could say I'm the poor
relation of the parent company
They always ask for lots of songs but no
more than 2:50 long so I write 'em some
They never talk behind my back and they're
always playing my new tracks when I come along

I love my label, I love my label yeah
And my label's got high hopes in me
I love my label, I love my label yeah
And my label's got high hopes in me

Wilco AMF Hi Rez Cover

2014

Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994-2014

Credits + Notes

Compilation assembled and produced by Cheryl Pawelski with Jeff Tweedy, Tony Margherita, and Deb Bernardini

Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Art Direction and Design: Greg Allen for Omnivore Creative

Cover photography by Vivian Maier

© Vivian Maier, courtesy of Vivian Maier Prints Inc.

Book Cover Photography by Zoran Orlic

Inside Book Cover Proof Sheets by Danny Clinch

Label Illustrations: Lure Design (Disc 1); Voltage Design Lab (Disc 2); Florafauna (Disc 3); Brian Methe (Disc 4)

Memorabilia, posters, and other ephemera from the Wilco archive

Records from the collection of Cheryl Pawelski

Editorial: Audrey Bilger

Research and Annotation: Lee Lodyga and Cheryl Pawelski

Project Assistance: Karina Beznicki, David Bither, Robert Edridge-Waks, Mark Greenberg, Jaime Herman, Rachel Pequinot Higgins, Jennifer Jesperson, Peter Jesperson, Mike Johnson, Gail Ludwig, Arthur Moorhead, Videsh Patel, Alfred Ruiz, Ted Springman, Danna Tyson, and Mike Wilson

R.I.P. Jay Bennett 1963-2009

Leslie Feist appears courtesy of Polydor, a Universal Music France division

Fleet Foxes appear courtesy of Sub Pop Records

Music publishing rights for Wilco and the Woody Guthrie Estate are administered by BMG Rights Management