I did a shuffle down the stairs
Then I skipped to the zoo
I had to visit with a friend they called frankenfoote
He hated all the workers and all the people too
He trusted only I and only I could bring him food
He hopped just like a rabbit more like a kangaroo
And he ate just like a lion does and all the tigers do
And at night before he goes to sleep he likes a shot or two
Of sour milk from some birds bill to fill his belly full
 
(Chorus)
Frankenfootes all alone (lone lone lone)
Taken from friends and his home (home home home)
Frankenfoote needs to be free (free free free)
The last one of his kind what cant you see (see see see)
 
I walked into his big cage and much to my surprise
I saw frankie drawing pictures about his former life
He had three little babies a house and a wife
Stripped from him for a fat man's grin and public delight
He ate up all the meat I brought in one big bite
Than I combed his luscious main and locked his roots up tight
I listened to him sing about his first big flight
Until our time was up when the sun come up the night turned light
 
(Chorus)
 
He sharpened up his big claws to start off every day
Then he went for a short jog to keep himself in shape
And when no one was looking he clawed at the gate
Coz soon enough the lock would bust and he could leave that place
I got to the zoo about a quarter past eight
All the guards were in a frenzy Something got away
I looked a little further to frankie's cage
That’s when I knew what was up the lock had bust my friend had escaped
 
Frankenfootes going home (home home home)
Leaving that zoo all alone (lone lone lone)
Frankenfoote is finally free (free free free)
The only thing I hope is he remembers me (me me me)

[[[Alternate ending lyrics where Franenfoote makes it home]]]

Frankenfoote, he made it home, yeah
He kissed his wife and daughter on the nose
Screamed out: "Damn, I'm finally free! I missed you guys can't you see?"

Layin' in his franken bed at night he thought of me and closed his eyes
Yeah, I was his only frend.
That's the thing with frends:
Once you're frends, you're frends 'til the end.


Written by: Ryan Dempsey and Mihali Savoulidis
Studio Appearance: Natural Evolution of Consciousness (2007)
Special Notes: The main riff to this song was written in the UVM dorm room of Mihali's friend Basil T.

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Show Date Venue Recording Special Notes
2007-03-31 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes
2008-04-26 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT No
2008-12-31 The Rack, Kingfield, ME No NYE Countdown > Auld Lang Syne > Frankenfoote
2009-07-03 Jackson Gore Inn, Ludlow, VT Yes
2009-07-04 Brewfest, Bondville, VT Yes
2009-12-03 The Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT No First Set Closer
2010-01-30 Wheelhouse, Narragansett, RI Yes
2010-02-27 Outback Pizza & Nightclub, Killington, VT No Encore
2010-05-16 Catamount Outdoor Center, Burlington, VT No Set Closer
2010-05-29 Rock Cellar, West Orange, NJ Yes Second Set Opener
2010-07-10 Venue Music Bar, Portland, ME No Frankenfoote -> Gatsby the Great
2010-10-15 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes Second Set Opener
2010-11-13 Venue Music Bar, Portland, ME Yes
2010-12-31 Shebeen, Bridgeport, CT Yes Second Set Closer
2010-03-11 StageOne, Fairfield, CT Yes Doinkinbonk > The Answer > Frankenfoote
2011-04-15 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT No Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote -> Jamflowman
2011-10-29 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT No
2012-01-20 Rack, Carrabasett, ME No
2012-03-21 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO Yes Frankenfoote > The Box
2012-04-21 Shaskeen, Manchester, NH Yes
2012-05-11 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT No
2012-05-31 The Local, Rutland, VT No First Set Opener
2012-07-20 Gaterhing of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT Yes Set Closer
2012-08-18 Spot Underground, Providence, RI Yes
2012-11-10 Lazy Dog, Boulder, CO No
2012-11-16 Pier's and Blake, Utica, NY No Second Set Closer
2012-11-21 Stage One, Fairfield, CT No Second Set/Show Closer
2012-12-07 Fishtail Tavern, Bromoseen, VT Yes with 'Divided Sky' (Phish) Jam
2012-12-21 Magic Mountain, Londonderry, VT Yes with 'Divided Sky' (Phish) Jam
2012-12-31 Fat Spy, Bondville, VT No
2013-01-23 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT Yes
2013-01-19 Grizzly's, Stratton Mountain, VT Yes
2013-01-26 Rocky Top Tavern, Brattleboro, VT Yes Trad/Ledbelly/Nirvana teases
2013-02-15 Shaskeen, Manchester, NH Yes Instrumental version
2013-02-22 Snowbarn at Mount Snow, Dover, VT Yes
2013-03-08 Grizzly's, Stratton, VT Yes with 'Divided Sky' (Phish) Jam
2013-03-14 Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO Yes with Jaden Carlson on guitar
2013-03-16 Eldo Brewery and Taproom, Crested Butte, CO Yes
2013-03-21 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY Yes Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2013-03-30 Blockley, Philadelphia, PA No
2013-04-19 Pickle Barrel Nightclub, Killington, VT Yes Second Set Closer
2013-05-04 The Barn, Pittsford, VT Yes
2013-05-17 Stage One, Fairfield, CT No Third Set Closer
2013-06-29 Frendly Gathering at Timber Ridge, Windham, VT Yes Encore
2013-06-29 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY Yes Encore
2013-08-07 Nectar's, Burlington, VT No with Zach Nugent on guitar
2013-08-17 Arise Music Festival (Solar Stage), Loveland, CO Yes
2013-09-21 Spaceland Ballroom, Hamden, CT Yes Second Set Closer
2013-10-11 Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO Yes Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2013-10-14 DonkeyOT, Denver, CO Yes with Jaden Carlson on guitar
2013-11-27 StageOne, Fairfield, CT No
2013-12-07 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT No Jamflowman ->
2013-12-28 Spot Underground, Providence, RI Yes Second Set Closer
2014-03-14 Cervantes Other Side, Denver, CO Yes with Keith Allen from The Mantras on guitar
2014-03-20 Martyr's, Chicago, IL No
2014-03-27 Hoopla in the Hills at Poston Lake Music Park, Guysville, OH No Set/Show Closer
2014-04-04 Putnam Den, Saratoga Springs, NY No Encore
2014-04-17 Fairfield Theater Company, Fairfield, CT No Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2014-04-20 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes
2014-05-24 District N9ne, Philadelphia, PA No
2014-06-08 Wakarusa Music Festival at Mulberry Mountain, Ozark, AR No
2014-06-14 Rusty Nail, Stowe, VT No
2014-06-28 Frendly Gathering, Timber Ridge, VT No contained Dopapod switch-out jam in the middle
2014-07-19 Grizzly's, Stratton Mountain, VT Yes
2014-08-01 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport, CT Yes
2014-08-23 Stratton Mountain, Stratton Mountain, VT Yes with Addison - contained alternate lyrics where Frankie makes it home
2014-08-30 moe.down Music Festival, Turin, NY Yes
2014-09-26 Electric Haze, Worcester, MA Yes Second Set/Show Closer -> Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.) -> Frankenfoote
2014-10-03 Resonance Music Festival at Frontier Ranch, Pataskala, OH No featured Dino Dimitrouleas (The Werks) replacing Zdenek on bass. Also featured Chris Houser (The Werks) on guitar who joined later during the final jam.
2014-10-11 Irving Plaza, New York, NY Yes with Kenny Brooks (Ratdog) on Saxophone and Wiley Griffin (MUN) on Mihali's guitar during the peak jam.
2014-10-15 Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY No Show/Set Closer
2014-10-23 St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI No
2014-10-31 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT No Jamflowman ->
2014-11-07 The Mousetrap, Indianapolis, IN No
2014-11-13 The Aggie Theater, Fort Collins, CO Yes featured Jaden Carlson (Jaden Carlson Band) on guitar
2014-11-20 Levels Nightclub, State College, PA Yes First Set Closer
2014-11-22 The 8x10, Baltimore, MD Yes Gatsby the Great -> Big Country -> Pachelbel's Canon in D -> Frankenfoote
2014-12-28 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2015-02-14 Grizzly's, Stratton, VT Yes Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2015-02-18 Madison Theater, Covington, KY No Featured Chris Houser (The Werks) on guitar
2015-02-21 The Waiting Room, Omaha, NE Yes
2015-02-25 The Filling Station, Bozeman, MT Yes
2015-03-06 Fly Me To The Moon Saloon , Telluride, CO Yes
2015-03-13 The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO Yes Set Closer - Featured Kenny Brooks (Ratdog) on saxophone
2015-04-03 Irving Plaza, New York, NY No Featured Tim Palmeri (Kung Fu) on guitar and Kenny Brooks (Ratdog) on saxophone
2015-04-09 Levels Nightclub, State College, PA No Featured Rob Somerville (Kung Fu) on saxophone
2015-04-18 Tulane LBC Quad, New Orleans, LA Yes Set Closer
2015-04-23 The Met, Pawtucket, RI Yes
2015-05-20 The Old Rock House, St. Louis, MO Yes
2015-05-25 Three Sisters Park, Chillicothe, IL No
2015-06-14 Disc Jam Music Festival, Stephentown, NY Yes
2015-06-27 Frendly Gathering, Timber Ridge, VT Second Set Closer
2015-07-09 All Good Music Festival at Berry Hill Farm, Summit Point, WV Yes Jamflowman > Frankenfoote
2015-08-07 Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT Yes Second Set Closer
2015-08-28 Hempfest at Riverbrook RV Resort, Rumney, NH Yes First Set Closer
2015-09-19 Catskill Chill Music Festival at Camp Minglewood, Hancock, NY No Set Closer - Jamflowman -> Frankenfoote
2015-10-12 New Mountain Theater, Asheville, NC Yes Set Closer - Featured Spiro Nicolopoulos on guitar
2015-10-18 The Pour House, Charleston, SC No Encore - featured the Jaden Carlson Band
2015-10-29 The Canopy Club, Urbana, IL No Set Closer
2015-11-01 1st Ward at the Chop Shop, Chicago, IL No
2015-11-11 The Star Theater, Portland, OR No Set Closer
2015-11-20 Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH No Set Closer
2016-01-02 Higher Ground, South Burlington, VT Yes Second Set Closer - featured Lowell Wurster (Lucid) on washboard
2016-01-27 Club Metronome, Burlington, VT Yes
2016-02-19 Fête Music Hall No Encore
2016-02-26 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY Yes
2016-03-13 Toad's Place, New Haven, CT Yes
2016-04-06 1884 Lounge, Memphis, TN No Set Closer
2016-04-15 The Miramar Theater, Milwaukee, WI No Set Closer - Jamflowman > Frankenfoote
2016-04-20 Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH Yes Featured Dino Dimitrouleas (The Werks) on bass
2016-05-07 The Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY No
2016-05-21 Susquehanna Breakdown at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA Yes
2016-06-04 Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO No Set Closer
2016-06-16 Mad Tea Party Jam, Artemas, PA No Second Set Closer - Featured Dino Dimitrouleas (The Werks) sitting in for Zdenek on bass
2016-06-23 Frendly Gathering, Londonderry, VT Yes Contained additional lyrics in which Frankenfoote makes it home
2016-07-08 Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown, NY Yes Set Closer
2016-08-04 Backwoods Pondfest, Peru, NY Yes Set Closer
2016-08-06 The Werk Out Music & Arts Festival at Legend Valley, Thornville, OH No Set Closer
2016-08-28 Lockn' Festival at Oak Ridge Farm, Arrington, VA Yes
2016-09-10 College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT Yes Carter Candlestick > Jamflowman > Frankenfoote
2016-09-22 Catskill Chill Music Festival at New Minglewood, Lakewood, PA Yes
2016-09-30 The Ogden Theater, Denver, CO No
2016-10-08 Eagles Ballroom, Bozeman, MT Yes
2016-10-15 Star Theater, Portland, OR No Second Set Opener
2016-10-27 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY Yes Set Closer - Featured Brandon "Taz" Niederauer on guitar
2016-10-31 Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV No Encore
2016-11-23 State Theater, Portland, ME Yes Set Closer
2016-12-31 The Palace Theater, Albany, NY Yes Second Set Closer