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Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?

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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Mary Humphreys
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 08:03 AM

Three more from the Penguin Book , off the top of my head...

The Man of Burningham Town Lisbon Bruton Town

Then all the disaster songs : The Gresford Disaster, Trimdon Grange explosion et al

As through Moorfields I rambled.

Scarborough Fair - or the North Yorkshire variant Whittingham Fair.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Long Firm Freddie at Work
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 07:52 AM

There's the BeeGees/Les Barker collaboration of "J-J-J-Jive Dorking, G-Guildford get down..."

How about "Brecon Up Is Hard to Do"?

Or another Les Barker gem: "It Ain't Llantisilio So"

For people in Kent: "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down"

Further West: "Seaton on the Dock of the Bay"

And finally a very old one "I'm Only Paignton the Clouds With Sunshine"

I'll get me coat...

LFF


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 06:27 AM

For you South Walians:

Under "NEATH" the spreading Chestnut Tree??


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: songs2play
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 06:22 AM

Farewell to the Rhondda (I'm going home to) Swansea Town Rhondda Grey From Clare to Here


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Jane Bird
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 05:36 AM

How about:

Tavistock Goosey Fair
Yarmouth Town

I can think of others but they're rather obscure for a general quiz.

Jane


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Martin S
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 05:13 AM

This is excellent stuff folks. Many thanks for the interest. My favorite so far is What kind of Fulham I! Keep em coming! Martin


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 05:04 AM

Last Train to Clarkesville
Train to San Antone
Are you going to San Francisco
Is This the Way To Amarillo
Nutbush City Limits
Rio (Mike Nesmith)

Nigel


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Skipper Jack
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 04:02 AM

Gilligilliotsenfellacatsanellalogan-By-The-Sea
(I've typed it phonetically - as it sounds to me?)

Max Bygrave sung it, I think?

Maybe somebody can verify?


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 02:20 AM

Owl, Cape Cod isn't a town, is it?

How about "The Roseville Fair?"

What's the name of that song they play at the beginning of Austin City Limits -- "I want to go back with the armadillo, Good country music and amarillo ..."? Does it have "Austin" in the title?

Another train song that has city names, too, is "The Atcheson, Topeka, and The Santa Fe."

After he did "El Paso," Marty Robbins wrote (?) and sang another song called "El Paso City."


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Yorkshire Tony
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 02:17 AM

The Kew bus queue How much to Oldham? Holmfirth Anthem (abroad for pleasure) Hexhamshire lass Lass of Richmond Hill Kitty of Coleraine Fields of Athenry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Night Owl
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 01:56 AM

"Blue-Eyed Boston Boy"
"Big Ball In Boston"
"Olde Cape Cod".....(Patti Page?????)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 01:44 AM

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again

Hard Times in New York Town

Meet Me In St. Louis

San Francisco Bay Blues

L.A. Woman

Streets of London

Chattanooga Choo-Choo

Werewolves of London

Birmingham Sunday

Veracruz

Chicago

Of the above, "Veracruz" and "Werewolves of London" are by the esteemed Warren Zevon. My apologies for unintentional repeats. Boy, I was frustrated that somebody got "First We Take Manhattan..." before I saw this thread. Bob Dylan wins for longest title (and song).

Stick the word "Guelph" in any of these titles for a laugh. It's my favourite city name in Ontario, Canada. My favourite anywhere is Schenectady...it sounds like a sneeze combined with a very uncomfortable contortion of the larynx. NO ONE has written a song with either Guelph or Schenectady in the title for some strange reason...

- LH


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 12:17 AM

JJ, I stand corrected about "Chelsea Morning."

But how about "Talk To Me of Mendocino?"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert
Date: 17 Sep 02 - 12:12 AM

Uskadara
In Mobile


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:52 PM

Nope, "Chelsea Morning" is a no-go. It's about a district of New York City. Used to have the address of the place where Joni Mitchell was staying when she wrote it around somewhere...


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: BillR
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:19 PM

Istanbul (was Constantinople)
Benson Arizona
Dubuque Blues
Lodi
Get Outa Denver
Ten More Miles to Tucumcari
Banks of the Sacramento
Shanghai Brown {ok, so it's a about a person}


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:03 PM

Jerry, is that a different song from "A Foggy Day In London Town?"

There's also, "New York, New York, a wonderful town. The Bronx is up and the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the ground. ...".

Also, "San Francisco, open your Golden Gate. You make no stranger wait outside your door ...".

There's a singer/songwriter who used to sing in Portland, OR, whose name, I think is Tom something-or-other, and who used to live in Bismarck, ND. He wrote a song called "Bismarck," the chorus of which starts, "Hell, yes, hell, no, It's a rotten hell hole...".

There's also the old song from the civil rights movement of the 1960s,
Oxford Town

and a country song called "Saginaw, Michigan."

Also, I believe the Greek version of the song "Never On Sunday," as sung in the film, is called "Piraeus."

And Miriam Makeba and other sang "Soweto Blues" in the Paul Simon African Concert.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 10:12 PM

Oooh-wah, ooh-wah, come on Kitty. Tell us about the boy from New York City. :-)

And, a Foggy Night In London Town.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: masato sakurai
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 10:06 PM

ON THE ROAD TO TOKIO (THE BALLAD OF CARLSON'S RAIDERS) (trad./ALMANAC SINGERS) (1942) [TUNE ADAPTED FROM "THE BUFFALO SKINNERS"]

One Rainy Night In Tokyo. This was sung by Brenda Lee too.

~Masato


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:54 PM

and


Lisbon Antigua
My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
Mademoiselle from Armentières
Zu Lautenbach
The Road To Mandalay

Columbus Stockade Blues
Tarrytown
Rio Rita
Guadalajara
Mexicali Rose
Berkeley Woman
Sous Le Ciel De Paris
Jerusalem (sung by Edith Piaf)
Joshua F'it The Battle Of Jericho
Walk In Jerusalem Just Like John
Happiness Is Lubbock, Texas, In The Rear View Mirror
Nagasaki ("...where the women wicky wacky woo...")
Born In East L. A. (Cheech and Chong?)
First We Take Manhattan, Then We Take Berlin (Leonard Cohen)

There was even a song I heard in an old western movie (that I saw on TV in the 1950s) that started out
"I'm ridin' down the trail to Albuquerque,
My saddle bags are filled with beans and jerky." I guess the title was "Albuquerque."

Gotta be some songs with Boston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Albany, Minneapolis, Montreal, Shanghai, Tokyo, Halifax, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Havana,* etc. in the title, eh?

Genie

*Actually, when I first heard the song "Hava Nagila," --many centuries ago -- it was sung by Harry Belafonte, and I thought the song was in Spanish, and I thought the title was "Havana Gila." :-)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:26 PM

Also,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ("There's a pawn shop on the corner...")
Sioux City Sue
Rock Island Line (Like "City Of New Orleans," the song is about the train, but it's also the name of the city.)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 08:17 PM

Portland Town
New York (several songs)
St Louis Blues
Seattle  (from "State Fair")
San Francisco  ("... be sure to wear some flowers in your hair...")
Starwood In Aspen
Galveston
Kalamazoo To Timbuktu
San Antonio Stroll
Lourdes, The Village Of St. Bernadette
Les Bicyclettes De Bel (Something or other) -- sung by Englebert Humperdinck
Ballybunion By The Sea
Wonderful Copenhagen
Tallahassee Lassie
Constantinople
Granada
Arrividerci, Roma
Torna A Surriento (Come Back To Sorrento)
Kansas City
Detroit City
Pacheco
Liverpool Lullaby
The Eggplant That Ate Chicago
Morgantown  (or is it Morning, Morgantown?) -- Joni Mitchell
Philadelphia Freedom
Chelsea Morning
Manhattan
Tucson, Arizona  (recorded by Dan Fogelberg)

wasn't that song that won an oscar for "Philadelphia" titled "Philadelphia" or "Streets Of Philadelphia"
 

A**hole From El Paso (Kinky Friedman song)
Okie From Muskogee


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Memphis Mud
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 06:18 PM

Do you know the way to San Jose

Key Largo

Oh, Atlanta (Allison Kraus)

Marikesh Express (CSN&Y)


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:40 PM

Oops, it was Martin........not Adam


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:38 PM

from "THe Music Man"

"Gary, Indiana"


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:14 PM

Wonder where Adam went.........


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bull Am
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 05:12 PM

Anyone know any songs with Denver in the tiltle? or even in the words? There's Woody's "The Great Dust Storm Disaster", but I'm hard pressed...


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 04:46 PM

Hey, Greg: There was an extremely successful writer of children's books named Wanda Gag. :-)

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Haruo
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 04:02 PM

"The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle,
And the hills the greenest green in Seattle."

Haruo


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:57 PM

Every town and village in Ireland probably has a song with its name. I suppose it all depends on what you mean by "familiar". (That'd rule out my own "Green heart of Harlow")


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:45 PM

Turnham Green?


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:32 PM

Oh, and The Two Ronnies did a great song about Effingham.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:31 PM

Ballad of Bethnal Green.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:29 PM

Road to Dundee
Angel from Montgomery
Fair Maid of Islington


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:17 PM

Now, the ROck Island Line, she run down to New Orleans.. And just outside of New Orleans, there's a toll gate...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:11 PM

GUEST: thanks a million for the whole of Himazas. I've just been singing it happily, now you've given me the lines I couldnt remember.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 03:07 PM

"The Heat is On in Saigon" from the musical "Miss Saigon"

"Goodnight Saigon" by Billy Joel

"Roads to Moscow" by Al Stewart


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 02:59 PM

And then there's Tampico, Tampico, on the Bay of Mexico. Or if you like reggae, there's always Funky Kingston. Or, what about yokahoma Momma? or I Got A Gal in Kalamazoo? (can't remember if someone already suggested that.) There have to be songs with Rio in the title, too. And from here in Derby, CT, I am reminded of the Darby Ram.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 02:13 PM

"(There’s a pawn shop on a corner in) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania"

Used to live only a few blocks from it, too...


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:56 PM

Greg, you mentioned Himazas - one of my favourites:

(I'm Going Back To) Himazas

I'm going back to Himazas,
Never again to roam.
I'm jogging along,
And humming a song,
"A day's march nearer home",
There's a cottage so neat
At the top of the street
And it's numbered ninety four, so,
I'm going back to Himazas,
Him as 'as the pub next door.

Written by Fred Austin, published 1927.

LFF

PS There's also Durham Town, The Rochdale Mashers, What Kind of Fulham I, Meet Me in St Louis, Girl from Ipanema, In the Old Bazaar in Cairo, Margate, and no doubt many, many more.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:54 PM

A few cajun songs:
Grand Mamou Waltz
Allons a Lafayette
Bosco Blues
Eunice Two Step
Duralde Waltz
Poche Town
Port Arthur Blues
Kaplan Waltz
Hathaway Two Step
valse de Chataignier
One-step de Choupique
Ossun Two-step
Lacassine Special
Pointe-Noire Twostep
Mermentau Waltz
Valse de Newport
Opolousas Sosthene
Abbeville Breakdown
Valse de Grand Prairie
Hathaway Two Step

Hang on, wouldnt it be quicker if we listed towns that dont have songs written about them????


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: DonD
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:45 PM

Nottamun Town Widdecombe Fair

And I doubt that Columbia (the gem of the ocean) is in South Carolina, but I love Chester Song at Twilight.


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:43 PM

And who could forget the Bristol Stomp or Dancing In the Streets? How about Surfing U.S.A.? And then there's Mark Knopfler's Sailing To Philadelphia and Streets Of London.... And then there's ...

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:39 PM

There must be a million of these... Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM

I just listened to Dwight Yoakum and Buck Owens singing Streets of Bakersfield...

And what about 8 More Miles To Louisville, which also mentions Portland east and Portland west.?

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Amos
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:15 PM

Indiana
Chatanooga Choochoo

Chatanooga Shoeshine Boy

New York, New York

I Left My Heart in San Franciso

San Francisco Bay Blues

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
I Love Paris
Springtime in Paris (?)

I know I am missing dozens of them!

A


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Memphis Mud
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:14 PM

Memphis, Tennessee (Long distance information give me...) Nashville Cats Tupelo Honey [I'm goin to] Jackson (Johny Cash) City of New Orleans


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:10 PM

Belfast town
Moskow nights

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 12:04 PM

Tulsa Time
Memphis Blues
Parsons, Kansas Blues
I How I Wish I Was In Peoria
St. Louis Blues
Milwaukee/St. Paul
The Baltimore Fire
Richland Woman Blues

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha
Date: 16 Sep 02 - 11:24 AM

Mention My Name in Sheboygan
Take Me Back to Tulsa


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