Ronnie Lights Up In Rare “Double Trouble” Performance – 1975
Singing one of our favorite Skynyrd tunes, “Double Trouble,” Ronnie and the boys nail this live performance at the BBC televised Old Grey Whistle Test in 1975.
It would an understatement to call this “rare” in this sound and picture quality, so count your lucky stars!
“Double trouble–that’s what my friends all call me, (double trouble) I said, double trouble. T-r-o-u-b-l-e….”
Ronnie’s vocals are always on point, no doubt about that, but his voice in this set as he starts out the show, really had the crowd and his bandmates going.
Interesting Fact: Ronnie Van Zant, Collins, and Rossington all played together in high school in several different bands. Names included: Sons of Satan, Conqueror Worm, and One Per Cent.
It is always a treat to see a healthy and alive Ronnie Van Zant, but this performance is special to us for reasons unknown. Maybe it’s the quality of the video, maybe it’s just seeing his smiling face, but we love to see that Ronnie was enjoying himself doing what he loves.
+ Double Trouble Lyrics +
Eleven times I been busted, eleven times I been to jail
Some of the times I been there nobody could go my bail
Well it seems to me, lord that this ol’ boy just don’t fit
Well I can jump in a rosebush and come out smelling like sh…
Those misters dressed in blue never done so right by me
Some of the times I was innocent but the judge said guilty
I’m not one to complain now son I tell you true
When the black cat cross your trail, lord
It comes in misery times two
Double trouble–that’s what my friends all call me
I said, double trouble
Well I was born down in the gutter
With a temper as hot as fire
Spent ninety days on a peat farm just doin’ the county’s time
Well now, even mama said son you’re bad news
And it won’t be too long before someone puts one through you