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Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?

GUEST,Tunesmith 19 Oct 04 - 04:10 PM
Kitty 19 Oct 04 - 06:32 PM
GUEST,Guest - Wingnut 21 Oct 04 - 05:28 PM
Bernard 21 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM
dwditty 21 Oct 04 - 08:43 PM
GUEST,marci arson 30 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM
cetmst 01 Dec 04 - 07:24 AM
GUEST,annar 12 Dec 04 - 08:59 PM
alanabit 13 Dec 04 - 03:52 AM
s&r 13 Dec 04 - 04:34 AM
GUEST,gymeneye 13 Dec 04 - 07:03 AM
GUEST 24 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM
Snuffy 24 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM
melodeonboy 24 Mar 06 - 07:49 PM
Big Al Whittle 25 Mar 06 - 06:42 AM
The Villan 25 Mar 06 - 07:20 AM
Leadfingers 25 Mar 06 - 09:04 AM
Snuffy 25 Mar 06 - 09:10 AM
Charley Noble 19 Nov 06 - 07:40 PM
GUEST,Guest julian 06 Dec 11 - 09:00 AM
GUEST,Don Wise 06 Dec 11 - 10:58 AM
Splott Man 06 Dec 11 - 11:03 AM
Mysha 06 Dec 11 - 05:57 PM
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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 04:10 PM

This has probably been mentioned before in this thread, but there's a general feeling in the UK that British place names - in contemporary songs - don't sound quite right, and that their U.S.A counterparts somehow sound more romantic e.g. " Riding a fast train to San Antonio" sounds a lot better than " Riding a fast train to Huddersfield"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Kitty
Date: 19 Oct 04 - 06:32 PM

ok, two more:
Eliza from Mt. Isa (Australian) and
Camptown Races (Can't believe someone didn't come up with that...)
This is an incredibly entertaining thread.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Guest - Wingnut
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 05:28 PM

Amarillo by Morning
Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?
Okie from Muskogee
Little Rock (Colin Raye)

Side Note: Look for lyrics for "I've Been Everywhere" and "I've Been Everywhere in Texas" ... you want songs with cities in them, those are two you should get a kick out of.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bernard
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM

Talcahuano Girls
Valapariso


When Newark In The Room...!


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: dwditty
Date: 21 Oct 04 - 08:43 PM

This one may be the ultimate. On the CD, Going Back To Brooklyn, Dave Van Ronk sings Garden State Stomp...every word in the song is the name of a town in New Jersey....you can look it up.

dw


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,marci arson
Date: 30 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM

green day "longview"
hole "olympia"
rancid "bremerton"
the ramones "rockaway beach"

take thaat, yeeeah. feel educated!


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: cetmst
Date: 01 Dec 04 - 07:24 AM

Some of these may be shires, parishes, areas but:
Paradise
Coalport PA
Portland Light
How Many Miles to Kennebunkport
How Many Miles to Bethlehem
Philadelphia Lawyer
Dead Girl of Hiroshima
Santa Fe Trail
Battle of Vicksburg
Buffalo Whore
Down to Pomona (Lamora)
How Coventry Was Made Free by Godiva, Countess of Chester
Streets of Fall River
Streets of Laredo
Whitby Fishermen
Natchez Under the Hill
Scarborough Settler's Lament
Wiscasset Schooners
Honour of Bristol
Banbury Ale
Burlington Bertie From Bow
Burning of Auchindoon
Cam Ye By Athol
Dancing in Kyle
Rose of Arranmore
Seven Merry Wives of London
Town of Old Dolores
Adam Ham Town
Alice Blue Gown
Ambletown
Ashokan Farewell
Athlone Landlady
Riding Down From Bangor
Blooming Caroline of Edinburgh
Bonavista Harbor
Bonnie Lass of Ballachmyle
Darktown Strutters' Ball
Fall River Hoedown
Flemings of Torquay
Galveston Flood
In Old Moscow
Julian of Norwich
Lass of Swansea Town
Parish of Dunkeld
Poor Old Greenwich Fair
Sherman Cyclone
To Pimlico We'll Go


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,annar
Date: 12 Dec 04 - 08:59 PM

Jerusalem-Royal City
In Havana the Stars-Royal City
Mississauga Goddam-the Hidden cameras


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: alanabit
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 03:52 AM

"Mer Losse d'r Dom en Kölle" (Cologne Carnival song) and our own McGrath of Harlow's beautiful, "Green Heart of Harlow" spring to mind.
One day someone will write a ditty about Callington in Cornwall. So far no one has been so inspired to my knowledge. They say that it is so dull there that the taxi drivers are safe, because there is nowhere worth driving to in a hurry!


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: s&r
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 04:34 AM

The Blackpool Belle
Day Trip to Bangor
I Belong to Glasgow
It,s a long Way to Tipperary
Twas on the road to sweet Athy
White Cliffs of Dover


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,gymeneye
Date: 13 Dec 04 - 07:03 AM

Here are a few 'Golden Oldies'.

North To Alaska..Johnny Horton
(When It's) Springtime in Alaska (It's 40 Below)..Johnny Horton
New York State of Mind..Billy Joel
Say Goodbye to Hollywood..Billy Joel
Arkansas Dog..Pinkard & Bowden
Three Mile Island..Pinkard & Bowden
Harper Valley PTA..Jeannie C. Riley
Alabama Jubilee..The Ramblers
Shiloh..Neil Diamond
Brooklyn Roads..Neil Diamond
Only In Miami..Bette Midler
Hollywood..Boz Scaggs
(Carry Me Back To) Old Virginia..Jerry Lee Lewis
My Old Kentucky Home..Stephen Foster
Winchester Cathedral..Frank Sinatra
Burn, Georgia, Burn..Alabama
Moonlight in Vermont..Johnny Mathis
Autumn in New York..Johnny Mathis
Arrivederci Roma..Johnny Mathis
Venus..Johnny Mathis

    by   E L V I S
Yellow Rose of Texas
Never Been To Spain
Little Egypt
Blue Hawaii
Hawaiian Love Song
Guadalajara
Kentucky Rain


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM

Morgantown, WV. She went to school at WVU for a short time.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Snuffy
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM

Alanabit. Surely you have not forgotten:

'Twas in Callington town, the bells they did sound
They rang for a hat and a belt laced with gold
But the men of North Lew rang so steady and true
That there never were better in Devon I hold


Mind you Ashwater was the first choice, they only went to Callington as an afterthought


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Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: melodeonboy
Date: 24 Mar 06 - 07:49 PM

Billericay Dickie (in case you couldn't tell!).


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Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 06:42 AM

going up camborne hill, coming down
down in Nagasaki/ where the fellers chew tobaccy/ and the women wicky wacky wu
Lukenback Texas


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Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 07:20 AM

Tulips from Amsterdam
Oh Vienna
Midnight in Moscow - kenny ball
A pizza hut Apizza hut, Kentucky fried chicken and a pizza hut :-)

Tallahassee Lassie - Freddy Cannon
All the way to Memphis
All the way from Memphis - Mott The Hoople


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Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Leadfingers
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 09:04 AM

A long time back Greg Stephens mentioned Piddle Trenthyde Jugband -
which Adge Cutler renamed The Charlton Mackerel Jugband - Adge nicked most of Trevor Croziers Dorset songs and relocated them in Somerset , but Adge DID write Pil Pill I love The Still !!


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Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Snuffy
Date: 25 Mar 06 - 09:10 AM

Down In Nempnett Thrubwell indeed


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 19 Nov 06 - 07:40 PM

Perhaps, one should add the unofficial Michigan State Song "Shafted in Shaftsburg>"

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Guest julian
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 09:00 AM

Ashb de la Zouche by the Sea


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Don Wise
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 10:58 AM

The Derby Ram
The Uttoxeter Souling Song
The Bakewell Witches
The Hawkhurst Boys
The Road to Salem
The Ashbourne Football Song
The Beggar Wench of Hull
The Boston Burglar
Northill May Song
Brigg Fair
Swansea Town
Droylsden Wakes
Philadelphia Lawyer
Philadelphia Freedom
Baltimore to Washington
Jericho

Der Sonderzug nach Pankow (Udo Lindenbers version of Chattanooga Choo-Choo)

Richmond
The Rakes of Mallow

That'll do for now!

Don


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Splott Man
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 11:03 AM

Here's a few I know:

Cardiff Born
Oxford Town
The Old Carmarthen Oak/The Old Dungarven Oak
The Pontypridd Collier
The Maid of Aberdare
Durham Jail


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mysha
Date: 06 Dec 11 - 05:57 PM

Hi,

All those songs about London, and nobody mentioning
- London's Burning (Round, multiple versions)
- Brand in Mokum (Round, Dutch)
- Brand in Tuddal (Round, Norwegian)
- Londres flambe (Round, French, multiple versions)
- Londres arde (Round, Spanish, multiple versions)

Nor
- London's Burning (The Clash)

Bye,
                                                                  Mysha


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