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Thread #113245   Message #2404775
Posted By: Peace
04-Aug-08 - 08:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Look for Me in Butte (Utah Phillips)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Look for Me in Butte
"22. LOOK FOR ME IN BUTTE (Utah Phillips and Mark Ross)
The poem "Butte" was written while I was still living in Missoula. Missoula has DINKS (double income, no kids), Butte has SKINI'S (seven kids, no income). Utah gave me the song as a housewarming gift (I'd already had two trailer fires in Missoula, I thought that was enough). I fiddled with the choruses a bit and hitched on this tune.

Bessie is Bessie Mulhern, the proprietress of the Towey Hotel on South Montana Street, where she's lived ever since she came to Butte in 1937. She still speaks with a lilt (not a brogue) and has forgotten more than most of us would care to remember."

That is from Mark's website.