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Looking for Route 66 Songs

19 Jan 00 - 09:15 PM (#165552)
Subject: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: Harald Schmidt

I'm looking for Route-66-Songs sung by the people left their homes and farms (mostly from Oklahoma) in the years of depression to look for a better life in California.


20 Jan 00 - 12:41 AM (#165621)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: Stewie

There's a CD of Route 66 songs compiled by a David Sanger. CDNOW has it. It is: Various Artists 'The Songs of Route 66' Lazy S.O.B. SOB66. However, they are mostly recently written songs, including an excellent one sung by Alan Rhody and written by Alan Rhody and Kevin Welch: 'The Mother Road'.

Stewie.


20 Jan 00 - 01:05 AM (#165623)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: Sandy Paton

Woody Guthrie's "Hard Traveling" has a verse that refers to "hitchin' old 66."


20 Jan 00 - 01:20 AM (#165626)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: Stewie

There's also a Guthrie song on the CD: 'Will Rogers Highway', sung by Kevin Welch.


01 Jan 10 - 07:55 PM (#2801114)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: GUEST,Kale Bryant

I have a rare audio file of Anita Bryant singing Route 66.


01 Jan 10 - 09:13 PM (#2801155)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: GUEST

are you related to Anita?
I know of a band that
travelled route 66
busking all the way.
here is the Cowbop site:
http://www.cowbop.com/sounds.html


02 Jan 10 - 12:17 AM (#2801207)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: GUEST,Question Mark

The late singer-songwriter, John Stewart, had a modern day album that chronicalled Route 66 called "Rough Sketches". It had some really good Americana images of the Mother Road. An internet search should show where it can be purchased. Hope this helps.

QM


02 Jan 10 - 01:50 AM (#2801228)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: open mike

see John Stewart:
http://shop.californiabloodlines.com/order66dvdsc.html

see Rough Sketches here:
http://www.folkera.com/jstewart/index.html


02 Jan 10 - 08:41 AM (#2801387)
Subject: RE: Looking for Route 66 Songs
From: skarpi

well here is one in icelandic , :o) now you can try on youtupe ?
but Ia m not if its there , I have not time to check , will do later tonight , but if you find it , good luck with it ;o)

Þjóðvegur 66

   
    C         G C
    Þjóðvegur 66
         F
    Í fjarlægð þeim sýndist
                   C
    fjöllin vera blá
    F
    fundu hvorki sjálfan sig
                         C
    né eitthvað sem þau þrá
             G Am    F C    G C
    á þjóðvegi 66, þjóðvegi 66   

C               G
Manneskjur á flótta
Am          F
allsstaðar á ferð
         C             G
í gegnum New York og Disneyland
    Am       F
hún iðar þessi mergð

C                G
Allir beygðu í vestur
Am            F
héldu í sömu átt
C          G
sátu upp á hlassinu
    Am          F         C       G C
það hafði enginn hátt, á þjóðvegi 66   

         F
    Í fjarlægð þeim sýndist
                   C
    fjöllin vera blá
    F
    fundu hvorki sjálfan sig
                         C
    né eitthvað sem þau þrá
             G Am    F C    G C
    á þjóðvegi 66, þjóðvegi 66   

C          G
Jón nokkur Steinbeck
    Am       F
hann fór þessa slóð
       C         G
og hann skrifaði skruddu
   Am         F
um undarlega þjóð

C          G             Am         F
Um fólk í nauðum sem leitaði að náð
C    G                Am       F
mætti fjandskap allt þetta er skráð
   C       G C
á þjóðvegi 66
F                                 C
Örlög gáfu spilin, gjöf var ekki góð
F
annað hvort að deyja
               C
eða fara þessa slóð
         G Am F   C    G C
á þjóðvegi 66, þjóðvegi 66

C         G         Am            F
Þá bræður hörfa og herja vítisöfl
C       G
til eru höfðingjar
    Am               F
við Íslands bláu fjöll
    C             G
Sem heldur vilja deyja
   Am             F
en lifa í þeirri smán
   C         G
að hafa ekki gefið
          Am         F
sem þeir gátu verið án
C       G C
á þjóðvegi 66

F                              C
Til eru fjöll sem alltaf verða blá
F                         C
Draumar sem rætast, trú og þrá
          G   Am F
á þjóðvegi 66, já líttu við
C    G            Am       F
Sjáðu þjóðveginn, hann er blár
         C      G Am   F C       G C
þetta er þjóðvegur 66, þjóðvegur 66   


all the best Skarpi