Tuesday's Gone is the second track on Lynyrd Skynyrd's first album. One of the band's most popular songs, it’s relaxing pace and serenading guitars has made it a fan staple. The lyrics are band frontman Ronnie Van Zant's realization that his normal life is finished forever with the band's new MCA/Sounds of the South record deal. "Tuesday," representing life as it was, is gone with the wind. The song is similar in mood to the band's signature tune "Free Bird". Once in a 1975 radio interview a caller asked Allen Collins, the song's co writer what his favorite Lynyrd Skynyrd song was and Allen answered "Tuesday's Gone". Al Kooper adds upfront Mellotron string sounds to the chorus of the song. It is one of a few Lynyrd Skynyrd songs that Bob Burns the original founding member and drummer did not play on. Atlanta Rhythm Section's drummer Robert Nix played on the studio version. Bob Burns however can be heard playing on the demo version from the same session.