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Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?

Genie 19 Sep 02 - 09:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 19 Sep 02 - 09:39 PM

One way to find these songs is just to look through the alphabetical listings of song titles in the DT.   <u>Here are the ones I found under R, S, and T alone,</u> plus a couple of thers I thought of while searching the DT.  (A few of these places named may not be towns or cities, but may be just counties, geographical areas, etc., but I think most of them are town/village/city names.  Sorry if a couple of them may have already been listed.)

Genie
 

Aragon Mill

The Calton Weaver

Raglan Road
The Rakes Of Mallow
The Rambler From Clare
Ramsey County Jail
The Reason I Left Mullingar
Richland Women Blues
Richmond Is A Hard Road To Travel
Richmond On The James
The Riflemen's Song At Bennington
Road Tae Dundee
The Road To Gundagai
Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne
Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford
Robin Hood's Progress To Nottingham
The Rocky Road To Dublin
Rocky Top
Rolling Down The Bay To Juliana
Rolling Down To Old Mohee
The Rose Of Glenshee
The Rose Of The San Joaquin
The Rose Of York
Rowan County Crew
Run Come See, Jerusalem
Rye Cove Cyclone

Schooners At Digby
Sheffield Apprentice
Sheffield Park
A Song About Charleston
A Song About The Bishop Of Argyll
A Song On The Nantucket Ladies
Spancil Hill
Star Of Belle Isle
The Star Of Logy Bay
The Streets Of Derry
Streets Of Forbes
Streets Of London
The Suffolk Miracle
A Summerfest In Kingston
Suncook Town Tragedy
Sussex Drinking Song
Sussex Toast
Sweet Cootehill Town
Sweet Dakota Land
Sweet King Williams Town
Sweet Rose Of Allandale

Swannanoa Tunnel
Sweet Dublin Bay
Sweet Carnloch Bay
Star Of The County Down
The Slaughter Of The Laird Of Mellerstain
Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Taku Miners
 

Take Me Back To Tulsa
Talking Birmingham Jam
New York Girls
Talking New York Blues
Three Jolly Rogues Of Lynne
Three Merry Men Of Kent
To Morrow
Tommys Gone To Hilo
Tone's Grave (Bodenstown Churchyard)
Trumpeter Of Fyvie
Twenty Men From Dublin Town


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 05:19 AM

Walla Walla Wash and Kalamazoo

I am not Old Moose! How can I fix that?

Mehitabel


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 06:08 AM

Tiptoe Through Humptulips

Still Not Old Moose


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 10:24 AM

"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" ;^)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 01:10 PM

I am awake this morning. The name of "Walla Walla Wash" was "Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie".

I put it in there because I swear Bing did a song about Walla Walla (the town so nice they named it twice)and I couldn't come up with it. Still can't. Anybody? Is it just my fading memory?

Mehitabel


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 02:54 PM

Mehitabel, go to quick links, reset cookie and follow your nose. Somewhere down there you can change your membership name.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Just Amy
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 03:54 PM

(Goin' back to) Houston

You can't go back to Constantinople

Wabash Cannonball (Wabsh is a town in Indiana)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Sonja
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 04:14 PM

Mehitabel, I just heard someone sing a "Walla Walla" song this weekend, including the line "...the town so nice, they named it twice."

Little Hawk, if you think "Guelph" is a funny name, you should come to Washington state. I'm wondering if there are songs (other than ad songs and Chamber Of Commerce Songs) about "Puyallup" (rhymes with "few gallop"), "Sequiam" ("skwim"), "Tukwila," etc.

SWO


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose
Date: 20 Sep 02 - 11:54 PM

an old friend of mine used to sing a very nice number called "Aberdeen, My Aberdeen". It is definitely a song withe the name of a city in it. Twice for good measure.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: allanwill
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 10:29 AM

John in Brisbane

Sorry mate - couldn't find any lyrics (yet). I do remember a Melbourne reference to the great Ron BarARSsi (Barassi). I have a recollection that there was a Sydney reference to Liberace?

Allan


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 10:52 AM

OK, time for some insufferable pedantry!

The "anti-war, anti-nuke song in the 1950s/'60's called 'Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamagordo, Bikini,'" is "Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues)," recorded by Sam Hinton in 1950.

"Rocky Top" isn't a city or town. "Wish that I was on old Rocky Top, high in the Tennesse hills"

"Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie" is the Pogo Christmas Carol parody by Walt Kelly, "Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla Walla, Wash, and Kalamazoo."

"You can't go back to Constantinople," is actually "Istanbul."


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: reggie miles
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 10:59 AM

I've been through this entire thread and I didn't see any mention of a song that Jonny Mercer popularized called "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City". I still sing that one.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Gorgeous Gary
Date: 21 Sep 02 - 11:10 AM

Fires of Calais
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

-- Gary


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 05:06 AM

JJ, you're not being insufferably pedantic, just correcting some misunderstandings. I had forgotten the actual title of that Sam Hinton song. And I wasn't sure about what Rocky Top was; I think I have some lyrics that erroneously say "...in Rocky Top..." instead of "...on Rocky Top."

Along the same lines, isn't Bikini an atoll instead of a town?

Gorgeous, thanks for mentioning "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav." That's the song sung at the end of "Schindler's List," and it's a beautiful song.

Another town song is (sp?) "Lukenback, Texas."


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 06:32 AM

There's a song by Billy Connolly called 'Saltcoats at the fair'

This is about when the people of Glasgow, came to my home town and had their fornight holiday.

Saltcoats by the sea.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: belfast
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 07:40 AM

In Ireland, for every town, village, couple of houses in the middle of nowhere on a bog road, there is some buck eejit writing a song about it. There are some versifiers who couldn't walk past a gap in a hedge without writing thirty stanzas telling you that it's the fairest spot on god's green earth. A brilliant take on this is Brian O'Rourke's song "Drumsnot" but I've no idea where you would get it.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 10:00 PM

I checked the spelling; it's "Luckenbach, Texas."


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 22 Sep 02 - 10:06 PM

Little Hawk, as you know by now, someone actually has written another song about Schenedtady. It's here: "I Can't Spell 'Schenedtady."


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Night Owl
Date: 23 Sep 02 - 01:17 AM

My mom (92 yrs. old), spent part of the day today making a list of songs, after I mentioned this thread to her.
Thanks "Guest Martin S." Here's what's left of her list(I crossed out a bunch already mentioned..prob'ly missed some). :

American In Paris
Buffalo Polka
Calcutta (Lawrence Welk)
Chicago Polka
Christmas in Kilarney
Count of Lunenberg Waltz
Elsie from Chelsea
How Are Things in Gloccamorra
Last Time I Saw Paris
Poor People of Paris
Sidewalks of New York
Under Paris Skies
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Peter Benson
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 10:36 PM

Streets of Baltimore
Leaving of Liverpool
New York Girls
Dallas
Jerusalem
Lincoln Park Pirates
Norfolk Girls
The Jamestown Homeward Bound
Bound for Baltimore
Atlantic City
City of New Orleans (Not sure that counts).
Abilene
Greenland Fisheries (Farewell to Tarwaquay)

Just the ones I play, off the top of my head. If I really wanted to search.....

Peter


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Walking Eagle
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 09:36 PM

Statesboro Blues>
Kilkelly Ireland>
Lynchburg Town>
Mannington Mine Disaster>
Autumn in New York>
Newport Street Strut>
Worcester City>
Lodi>
Harrison Town>

W.E.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 09:53 PM

Blitzkrieg Over Kenosha (recorded by the Black Holes)

Living In Braintree with You In Methuen Is Almost Like Living in Lowell (3 Massachusetts towns -- think it was written by Larry Flynt and maybe Bill Madison recorded it; he at least used to sing it)

Linn


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Ebbie
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:15 PM

Man, I had no idea there are so many- and probably just scratched the surface, at that. But here's one that nobody else has:

Juneau Breakdown.

I left my sweet love there waiting alone
To travel this world around
And now I'm going back to my home
In that good old Juneau town...

Chorus:
I know that he waits for me night and day
I know that he wants me to settle down
And I know that I want forever to stay
In that good old Juneau town

Canberra, Cairo, Prague and Amsterdam
Of all the guys, the best I have found
-even in Paris, London, Peoria-
In that good old Juneau town

:)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 12:09 AM

Knoxville Girl


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Subject: RE: BULL AM - DENVER IN TITLE
From: Gene
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 02:10 AM

Larry Gatlin had one titles: DENVER

It is actually a pretty good tune...as I recall...

---When she dropped me in Denver
I knew I had at least a mile to fall

been a long time since i heard it...will have to
dig it out...

and John Denver must have had at least one song about Denver?


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 03:48 AM

Chester Song at Twilight??


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 03:53 AM

One more city one more town

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 03:53 AM

Memories of Heidelberg

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Strupag
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:07 AM

Mudcatter Jim Maclean wrote a song called "Where is the Paisley that I used to know"
I think it was in reply to "Where is the Glasgow that I used to know" by Adam McNaughtan


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: fsharpdim7
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 10:49 AM

Worst town song - Entering Marion

Best town song - San Francisco Bay Blues

Best town song for Spring - Early (hope Greg and Iris will record a duet)

Chris in that Toddlin' Town


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SINSULL
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM

To Morrow
Mention My Name In Sheboygan


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,TheBigPinkLad
Date: 23 Apr 03 - 06:40 PM

Nowt can compare to Sunderland Fine Fare: Toy Dolls, a classic.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 03:33 AM

"The finest Fucking Family" is a song in he DT.
Now why someone writes a song about a family from that small Austrian village of Fucking is a mystery to me.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Betsy720
Date: 24 Apr 03 - 04:44 PM

Has anybody mentioned Sioux City Sue?
Manhattan ("We'll take Manhattan/The Bronx and Staten Island, too...")
Springhill Mine Disaster ("In the town of Springhill Nova Scotia")


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 25 Apr 03 - 10:10 AM

"Living in Braintree with You in Methuen Is Almost Like Living in Lowell" was actually written by Larry Flint (not Flynt) and recorded by Bill Madison on "Dancehall Girls."

Linn


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,guest:: Peg
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 08:52 AM

response to old msg from skipper jack (I just discovered this site): that's GillyGillyOssenpfefferKatzenAlenBogenby the seas (maybe no caps)                                                                                                                                           plus many many Italian traditional songs with Napoli in the title, and Roma non fa la Stupida Sta sera from the musical Rugantino on b'way in late60's early 70's (Marcello Mastrioianni starred).                                                                  Peg


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Strupag
Date: 26 Apr 03 - 05:47 PM

Hi Wolfgang,
You have reminded me of a song by the late Mat MacGinn.
It was about the town of Effing and it was called "The Effing Bee Keeper"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,gobar@silcon.com
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 01:41 AM

can give you quiz with 24 questions and answers already done. Also have tie breaker if so desired.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 03:13 AM

UK songs

Birmingham - Clifford T Ward

Tune
Congress at Laceby/Market Rasen Feast resurected by Liam Robinson

Didn't we have a loverly day on our way to Bangor

US
24 hours from Tulsa


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 05:27 AM

Abergavenny - Marty Wilde

New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees

Leningrad - Billy Joel

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

Last Train To London - The Electric Light Orchestra

Torquay - Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (instrumental)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Fred Maslan
Date: 28 Sep 04 - 10:11 PM

No one has mentioned "Managua Nicaragua is a beautiful town"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Jaze
Date: 29 Sep 04 - 10:50 AM

Avalon,My Hometwon---MJH


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,G
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 02:09 PM

Anyone know where Joni Mitchell's "Morgantown" is located?


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Chris Green
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 02:16 PM

According to the Google oracle, it's in West Virginia near the border with Pennsylvania. Looks like a rather nice place!


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Megan L
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 02:27 PM

Kirkwall bay
road and the miles to Dundee
Northern lights of old Aberdeen


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Keith A of Hertford
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 02:56 PM

Martin Wyndham- Reeves gave us Somewhere In Otago (N.Zealand)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 18 Oct 04 - 04:26 PM

Although I'm not really a C&W kinda guy, I immediately thought of two classic country songs with city names. After scrolling quickly down this l-o-o-n-g thread, I don't *think* anyone has mentioned either one yet:

Abilene, Abilene (prettiest town I've ever seen...")

("Last night I went to sleep in") Detroit City ("...I wanna go home, I wanna go home, Oh how I wanna go home...")


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Alex.S
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 12:57 AM

"London Bridge is Falling Down" (If that is indeed the name).
"Glasgow Peggy"
"Grand old Duke of York"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Chris Green
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:02 PM

I once heard a version of "Nights in White Satin" called "It's Shite in Prestatyn".


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,milk monitor
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM

London Calling.........The Clash

Eton Rifles..........The Jam

I don't want to go to Chelsea..........Elvis Costello

Montana........Zappa


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