My friend Cathy C. shared this on Facebook, and I'm grateful for the heads-up. For one thing, it's a great song and a first-class, professional performance. For another, this has to be the most clueless audience of all time.
I have no doubt that Tony Joe chose this song as a message to the Bunnies, who were little more than glorified groupies, let's face it. How could they even listen to a song about a girl "getting passed 'round" without crying? Well, they were all loaded, that might explain it.