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Lyr/Chords Req: Garden State Stomp (Dave Van Ronk)

GEORGIE ON THE IRT (parody on Engine 143)

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GUEST,Pete Dodenhoff 19 Mar 01 - 03:54 PM
late 'n short 2 19 Mar 01 - 04:15 PM
dick greenhaus 19 Mar 01 - 04:22 PM
GUEST,Roll&Go-C 19 Mar 01 - 05:09 PM
dwditty 19 Mar 01 - 05:25 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Dec 11 - 11:11 PM
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Subject: New Jersey towns
From: GUEST,Pete Dodenhoff
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 03:54 PM

I'm trying to remember (and get the music/lyrics to) a song, maybe 20 years old, whose lyrics were almost entirely made up of the names of cities and towns in New Jersey (like Hoboken, Ho-Ho-Kus, Whippany, Parsippany, Matawan, Manasquan, etc). The song might've been by Leon Redbone, maybe Dave Van Ronk, but I'm not really sure. Any help in tracking down the song and its authorship would sure be appreciated. Pete

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: New Jersey towns
From: late 'n short 2
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 04:15 PM

It's the "Garden State Stomp" and I know that Dave Van Ronk recorded it. Not sure if he also wrote it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: New Jersey towns
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 04:22 PM

There's also Jerseywocky (it's in Digitrad)

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: New Jersey towns
From: GUEST,Roll&Go-C
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 05:09 PM

Pete, there also was a discussion or digression about this song in a recent thread entitled RIVERS OF NEW JERSEY; set the filter box for this title and for 30 days ago.

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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: New Jersey towns
From: dwditty
Date: 19 Mar 01 - 05:25 PM

It is Dave Van Ronk. Have never been able to figure out the chords, let alone the words. I don't think he wrote it. It is on his Going Back to Brooklyn CD. I heard him do it live once, after which someone yelled out, "What exit?"


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Subject: Lyr Add: GARDEN STATE STOMP (Dave Van Ronk)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Dec 11 - 11:11 PM

Lyrics found in Sing Out!, 1993, and checked (as far as possible) against the recording at Spotify:

Written by Dave Van Ronk
As sung by Dave Van Ronk on "Going Back to Brooklyn" (1994)

1. Allamuchy, Hacklebarney, Rockaway, Piscataway.
Ho-Ho-Kus, Secaucus, Lower Squankum, Fair Play.
Wanamassa, Succasunna, Manumuskin, Plumbsock.
Bivalve, Buckshutem, Turkey Foot, Macanippock.
Jugtown, Feebletown, Nummytown, Rahway.

2. Wickatunk, Manunka Chunk, Mantua, Mizpah.
Manasquan, Raritan, Matawan, Totowa.
Whippany, Parsippany, Penny Pot, Hackensack.
Batsto, Nesco, Metedeconk, Peapack.
Loch Arbour, Egg Harbor, Swinesburg, Caviar.

3. Cheesequake, Boy Scout Lake, Moonachie, Tenafly.
Netcong, Watchung, Pluckemin, Mount Misery.
Bardonia, Ironia, Colonia, Weehawken.
Manahawkin, Mantoloking, Mahalala, Pennsauken.
Dutchtown, Ironbound, Frelinghuysen, Lodi.

4. Hardscrabble, Double Trouble, Picatinny, Montague.
Muckshaw Pond, Oakanickon, Espanong, Ocean View.
Navesink, Shabakunk, Ongs Hat, Jumbo.
Wortendyke, Waterwitch Park, Blue Ball, Ringoes.
Matchaponix, Delawanna, Wawayanda, Timbuctoo.

[For another song in this very small genre—songs made up entirely of town names—see CHAPSTICKS by Lou & Peter Berryman.]

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