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Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?

16 Sep 02 - 04:20 AM (#784906)
Subject: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Martin S

Just for a bit of fun, I'm putting together a music quiz that needs "familiar" songs with the names of Towns or cities (worldwide) in their title. I'm finding this particularly and surprisingly difficult! EG New York, New York I love Paris in the springtime Liverpool lou

You get the sort of thing? I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thank you in anticipation. martin


16 Sep 02 - 05:33 AM (#784934)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Mary Humphreys

The Manchester Angel - this is one for folkies only.


16 Sep 02 - 05:53 AM (#784940)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: IanC

I belong to Glasgow
Leaving of Liverpool
Maybe it's Because I'm a Londoner
Molly Malone
...

:-)


16 Sep 02 - 06:16 AM (#784952)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mary in Kentucky

Way Down in Shawneetown
Battle of New Orleans
Chicago
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Abilene
Big D
Buffalo Gals Won't Ya Come Out Tonight
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Nashville Cats ???
Birmingham Jail ???
Goin' to Jackson
Meet me in St. Louis (Louie)


16 Sep 02 - 06:26 AM (#784956)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mary in Kentucky

Moon Over Miami
Walking in Memphis
Columbia (South Carolina) the Gem of the Ocean
Hard Hearted Hannah, the Vamp of Savannah
The Erie Canal
St. Louis Blues


16 Sep 02 - 07:19 AM (#784982)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Hecate

Rocky road to Dublin


16 Sep 02 - 07:25 AM (#784986)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Scabby Doug

I Love LA (Randy Newman)

Barcelona

Cheers Steven


16 Sep 02 - 08:35 AM (#785005)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Crazy Eddie

It's a long way to Tipperary.
The Manchester Rambler
Galway Bay


16 Sep 02 - 08:38 AM (#785009)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mr Happy

Chester Song at Twilight?


16 Sep 02 - 08:43 AM (#785012)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Walrus at work

Rigs of London
London Pride
Far,Far from Wipers (Ypres)
Jerusalem
(Not a song, but) Portsmouth

Any use?

Walrus


16 Sep 02 - 08:50 AM (#785020)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

Not songs but tunes(and I'll keep this local)
Liverpool Hornpipe
Manchester Hornpipe
Shrewsbury Waltz
Stoke Hornpipe
Lancaster Hornpipe
Preston Guild
Bishop of Chester's Jig
Carlisle Races

Think that's all the NW English cities(not sure if Preston is a city or not)


16 Sep 02 - 09:01 AM (#785026)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mr Happy

songs:men of harlech, london danny,london derriere,galway shawl,limerick rake, galway races,blaydon races,bonnie dundee,

tunes:portsmouth

dances:christleton,knutsford,


16 Sep 02 - 09:03 AM (#785027)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mary in Kentucky

A Foggy Day in London Town
Scarborough Fair
Old Swansea Town Once More

...and back across the pond:
Charleston (as in the dance and in SC)


16 Sep 02 - 09:17 AM (#785038)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

I wish I was back in Himasas


16 Sep 02 - 09:18 AM (#785041)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Crazy Eddie

Streets of London
Limerick You're a Lady
Dublin in the Rare Ould Times
Streets of Laredo ( Is this the title?)
El Paso (Is this the Title?)
Streets of Baltimore


16 Sep 02 - 09:26 AM (#785050)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

Had a lapse of memory in my last posting. Should have been "I'm going back to Himazas", a totally splendid song that I cant remember all the words of, alas.


16 Sep 02 - 09:34 AM (#785055)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Murray MacLeod

By the Time I Get to Phoenix
The Wichita Lineman
24 Hours from Tulsa

Murray


16 Sep 02 - 10:23 AM (#785090)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bat Goddess

Eight More Miles to Louisville

No More Beer from Kendal

Linn


16 Sep 02 - 10:26 AM (#785095)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Pennny

Walkin' To New Orleans-Fats Domino


16 Sep 02 - 10:36 AM (#785105)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Midchuck

Howcum our own Mark Ross hasn't mentioned his own "Look for Me in Butte," which is on Utah's and his "Loafer's Glory" album? Excessive modesty is a terrible thing. It's a great song.

Usual disclaimers.

Peter


16 Sep 02 - 10:54 AM (#785124)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Skipper Jack

Men of Harlech
Helston Floral Dance
Liverpool Lou
The Bells of Rhymney


16 Sep 02 - 10:56 AM (#785125)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

San Antonio Rose
City of New Orleans
I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo
Philadelphia Freedom (by Elton John)
On the Way to Cape May
Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio
From the musical "On the Town": "New York, New York, it's a wonderful town..."
Chicago ("Chicago, Chicago, that toddlin' town...")
The Night Chicago Died
Sweet Home Chicago
The Night of the Johnstown Flood
Allentown (by Billy Joel)


16 Sep 02 - 11:12 AM (#785138)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

"When the Piddletrenthide Jugband makes the charts"
"Ashby-de-la-Zouch"
"The Rawtenstall Annual Fair"


16 Sep 02 - 11:24 AM (#785148)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha

Mention My Name in Sheboygan
Take Me Back to Tulsa


16 Sep 02 - 12:04 PM (#785180)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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


16 Sep 02 - 12:10 PM (#785184)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

Belfast town
Moskow nights

Wolfgang


16 Sep 02 - 12:14 PM (#785187)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Memphis Mud

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


16 Sep 02 - 12:15 PM (#785190)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Amos

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


16 Sep 02 - 01:34 PM (#785248)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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


16 Sep 02 - 01:39 PM (#785252)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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

Jerry


16 Sep 02 - 01:43 PM (#785258)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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


16 Sep 02 - 01:45 PM (#785261)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: DonD

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.


16 Sep 02 - 01:54 PM (#785266)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

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????


16 Sep 02 - 01:56 PM (#785267)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST

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.


16 Sep 02 - 02:13 PM (#785282)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ

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

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


16 Sep 02 - 02:59 PM (#785316)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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


16 Sep 02 - 03:07 PM (#785320)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

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

"Goodnight Saigon" by Billy Joel

"Roads to Moscow" by Al Stewart


16 Sep 02 - 03:11 PM (#785326)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

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.


16 Sep 02 - 03:17 PM (#785334)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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

Jerry


16 Sep 02 - 03:29 PM (#785341)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

Road to Dundee
Angel from Montgomery
Fair Maid of Islington


16 Sep 02 - 03:31 PM (#785343)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

Ballad of Bethnal Green.


16 Sep 02 - 03:32 PM (#785344)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

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


16 Sep 02 - 03:45 PM (#785352)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: greg stephens

Turnham Green?


16 Sep 02 - 03:57 PM (#785359)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: McGrath of Harlow

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")


16 Sep 02 - 04:02 PM (#785362)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Haruo

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

Haruo


16 Sep 02 - 04:46 PM (#785414)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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

Jerry


16 Sep 02 - 05:12 PM (#785438)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bull Am

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...


16 Sep 02 - 05:14 PM (#785441)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha

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


16 Sep 02 - 05:38 PM (#785467)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bill D

from "THe Music Man"

"Gary, Indiana"


16 Sep 02 - 05:40 PM (#785468)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Sorcha

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


16 Sep 02 - 06:18 PM (#785492)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Memphis Mud

Do you know the way to San Jose

Key Largo

Oh, Atlanta (Allison Kraus)

Marikesh Express (CSN&Y)


16 Sep 02 - 08:17 PM (#785592)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

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


16 Sep 02 - 08:26 PM (#785599)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

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


16 Sep 02 - 08:54 PM (#785620)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

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." :-)


16 Sep 02 - 10:06 PM (#785670)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: masato sakurai

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


16 Sep 02 - 10:12 PM (#785673)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Jerry Rasmussen

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

And, a Foggy Night In London Town.

Jerry


16 Sep 02 - 11:03 PM (#785704)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

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.


16 Sep 02 - 11:19 PM (#785713)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: BillR

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}


16 Sep 02 - 11:52 PM (#785734)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ

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...


17 Sep 02 - 12:12 AM (#785744)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

Uskadara
In Mobile


17 Sep 02 - 12:17 AM (#785750)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

JJ, I stand corrected about "Chelsea Morning."

But how about "Talk To Me of Mendocino?"


17 Sep 02 - 01:44 AM (#785779)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Little Hawk

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


17 Sep 02 - 01:56 AM (#785781)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Night Owl

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


17 Sep 02 - 02:17 AM (#785784)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Yorkshire Tony

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


17 Sep 02 - 02:20 AM (#785785)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

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."


17 Sep 02 - 04:02 AM (#785809)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Skipper Jack

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

Max Bygrave sung it, I think?

Maybe somebody can verify?


17 Sep 02 - 05:04 AM (#785834)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Nigel Parsons

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


17 Sep 02 - 05:13 AM (#785840)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Martin S

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


17 Sep 02 - 05:36 AM (#785853)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Jane Bird

How about:

Tavistock Goosey Fair
Yarmouth Town

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

Jane


17 Sep 02 - 06:22 AM (#785870)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: songs2play

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


17 Sep 02 - 06:27 AM (#785874)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Skipper Jack

For you South Walians:

Under "NEATH" the spreading Chestnut Tree??


17 Sep 02 - 07:52 AM (#785921)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Long Firm Freddie at Work

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


17 Sep 02 - 08:03 AM (#785929)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Mary Humphreys

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.


17 Sep 02 - 08:03 AM (#785930)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Hrothgar

Nine Miles From Gundagai Farewell, Brisbane Ladies The Albury Ram Flash Jack From Gundagai Euabalong Ball The Cocky of Bungaree The Steets of Forbes Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta The Road to Gundagai I'm Going Bach To Yarrawonga

Newcastle Song Tenterfield Saddler The Goondiwindi Grey Santa Never Made It Into Darwin


17 Sep 02 - 08:39 AM (#785953)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Walrus at work

Has anyone mentioned "The Sheffield Grinders"?
"Oh, Vienna"
"I'm gonna get lit up when the lights go on in London"
"White cliffs of Dover"
"Lisbon"
"We're Marching to Pretoria"
"Carrickfergus"

Walrus


17 Sep 02 - 12:06 PM (#786027)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Night Owl

Genie.....no.....the Cape ain't a town.....not even a county. I realized it as soon as I hit "submit". bg


17 Sep 02 - 12:20 PM (#786030)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

Leaving Nancy (ouch)

Wolfgang


17 Sep 02 - 12:34 PM (#786034)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

Wiener Schnitzel Waltz
Rose of Tralee
Wexford fishing song

Wolfgang


17 Sep 02 - 01:33 PM (#786043)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: C-flat

You could try "I've been everywhere"
There plenty of names in that one.
C-flat.


17 Sep 02 - 01:36 PM (#786045)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: C-flat

I don't know why that didn't work so I'll try again!


17 Sep 02 - 02:06 PM (#786052)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bill D

Managua, Nicaragua


17 Sep 02 - 04:25 PM (#786094)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ

Genie, the Sir Douglas Quintet did a song called "Mendocino." :-)

And for Little Hawk, this couplet from George M. Cohan's song "So Long, Mary":

I remember my fam'ly said to me On the day I left Schenectady...


17 Sep 02 - 04:38 PM (#786110)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Argenine

C-flat, I thought Martin was specifically looking for songs with town/city names in the title. If we include all songs that mention a town or city, the list would get very, very long.

A couple that I don't think have been mensioned yet:
Sweet Betsy From Pike
Please Come To Boston
Valencia
Carnival of Venice (not really a "song," though
When Hilo Hattie Does The Hula Hop
Little Old Lady From Pasadena
The Hills Are Bare In Bethlehem
O Little Town Of Bethlemem
Wexford Carol
Coventry Carol

and several that mention Harlem (which is a section of a city, not a city per se), e.g., "Harlem Nocturne." In a similar vein there's "A Rose In Spanish Harlem."

Arge


17 Sep 02 - 04:39 PM (#786112)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST

The Lady Came From Baltimore


17 Sep 02 - 07:41 PM (#786241)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: bigchuck

Amarillo by Morning, Waverly Two-step, Bennington Battle Song (Rifleman's Song at Bennington), Road to Boston, Lisdoonevarna, Silver Rails to Rio, Grand Junction, ad nauseum,
Sandy


17 Sep 02 - 10:18 PM (#786347)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Herga Kitty

Oxford City - in the Penguin Book of English Folk Songs


18 Sep 02 - 04:13 AM (#786448)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Hrothgar

Try a few line breaks:

Nine Miles From Gundagai
Farewell, Brisbane Ladies
The Albury Ram
Flash Jack From Gundagai
Euabalong Ball
The Cocky of Bungaree
The Steets of Forbes
Ned Kelly's Farewell to Greta
The Road to Gundagai
I'm Going Bach To Yarrawonga

Newcastle Song
Tenterfield Saddler
The Goondiwindi Grey
Santa Never Made It Into Darwin


18 Sep 02 - 04:31 AM (#786455)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: John in Brisbane

If you're really obsessive you can go to http://www.nima.mil/gns/html/index.html to find zillions of place names from all over the globe. And to go the extra yard you could always search the DT for all place names mentioned and submit the latitude and longitude each place. Surely that's a piece of research that's at least as valuable as the author's attribution. Only jokin'!!

As an aside, an ex-colleague rang a central nessage service chasing the whereabouts of a field technician, to be told by the female operator "He's going to Mt. Charlotte, then going to Mt Mee" (local locations), to which he replied "Well, I hope you enjoy it". He was subsequently sacked.

Here's a small sample of the 22,000 place names for Ireland:

Mount Congreve
Mount Coote
Mount Crawley
Mount Dalton
Mount Dalton Lough
Mount David
Mount Davis
Mount Davis House
Mount Davys House
Mount Desert House
Mount Druid
Mount Druid House
Mount Eagle
Mounteagle
Mounteagle
Mount Eagle Lough
Mountearleret House
Mount Emla
Mount Equity
Mount Erris
Mount Falcon
Mount Falcon
Mountfin House
Mount Florence
Mountforest House
Mount Frisco
Mount Garrett Bridge
Mountgarrett Castle
Mount George
Mount Gunner
Mounthall House
Mount Hayes
Mount Hazel
Mount Heaton
Mount Heaton Lodge
Mount Henry
Mount Hillary
Mounthoward Cross Roads
Mounthussey
Mount Ida
Mount Jennings
Mount John House
Mountjoy
There's surely a mountain of Irish songs that I've never heard.

I've never heard mention of my ancestral home - Ballydorney.

Cheers, John


18 Sep 02 - 03:14 PM (#786892)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Gareth

Mmm! Rhondda isn't a town, it's more a state of mind ! But try "The Road to Merthyr Tydfil"

Obviously this thread didn't get to the Rugby Club Singers :-
The Harlot of Jerusalem,
The Mayor of Bayswater,
The ball at Kerrimiur,

Gareth


18 Sep 02 - 03:28 PM (#786900)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Uncle_DaveO

Of course there's no dearth of what I call "Chamber of Commerce songs".

Minneapolis, Minnesota has a BIG week-long summer festival, called the Aquatennial. Many years ago (40?) and conceivably even today, they had a song which got big play on the local media, called Minneapolis at Aquatennial Time. Not a bad song, actually, considering the drum-beating, sponsored purpose.

Dave Oesterreich


18 Sep 02 - 04:51 PM (#786974)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: allanwill

A couple of dated Aussie songs -

Oh,Sydney I love you (as sung by Slim Dusty).

Melbourne and Sydney (pronounced Mel-born and Syden-i) by The Idlers 5.

Allan


19 Sep 02 - 12:05 AM (#787213)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Louie Roy

Birmingham Jail
Sweet Orofino, Cattle Drive to Missoula Montana,


19 Sep 02 - 12:56 AM (#787233)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: John in Brisbane

Alinact, Melbourne and Sydney was crass, commercial rubbish with no redeeming qualities. Just the sort of song I like to sing - do you have the lyrics please?

'We've got Australian Rules and the Melbourne Cup each year,>BR> Sydney girls are way out front, but we've got stronger beer'.

Regards, John


19 Sep 02 - 11:52 AM (#787521)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Louie Roy

Her's a couple of more Red River Valley,San Antonio Rose,Dixie,Deep Elum Blues


19 Sep 02 - 03:28 PM (#787641)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Deda

Anyone mention "Good Morning, Morgantown"?


19 Sep 02 - 04:10 PM (#787679)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

(Psst, Deda, I think the title is "Morning Morgantown"!)

"O Little Town of Bethlehem"
"April in Paris"
"Barcelona" by Queen
Glen Campbell's "Galveston"


19 Sep 02 - 04:28 PM (#787690)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

Guantanamera


19 Sep 02 - 05:19 PM (#787733)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

"Hurrah for Rough and Ready" – an 1848 campaign song for Whig Party candidates Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore. I add it to this list because there are towns in Pennsylvania and California named Rough and Ready!


19 Sep 02 - 05:22 PM (#787735)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

I'm not sure that I made myself clear in my last post. There is a town in Pennsylvania named Rough and Ready, and a town in California also named Rough and Ready!


19 Sep 02 - 08:06 PM (#787879)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

(The Ballad Of) Weaverville

Also there was an anti-war, anti-nuke song in the 1950s/'60's called "Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamagordo, Bikini."


19 Sep 02 - 09:39 PM (#787940)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

One way to find these songs is just to look through the alphabetical listings of song titles in the DT.   <u>Here are the ones I found under R, S, and T alone,</u> plus a couple of thers I thought of while searching the DT.  (A few of these places named may not be towns or cities, but may be just counties, geographical areas, etc., but I think most of them are town/village/city names.  Sorry if a couple of them may have already been listed.)

Genie
 

Aragon Mill

The Calton Weaver

Raglan Road
The Rakes Of Mallow
The Rambler From Clare
Ramsey County Jail
The Reason I Left Mullingar
Richland Women Blues
Richmond Is A Hard Road To Travel
Richmond On The James
The Riflemen's Song At Bennington
Road Tae Dundee
The Road To Gundagai
Robin Hood And Guy Of Gisborne
Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford
Robin Hood's Progress To Nottingham
The Rocky Road To Dublin
Rocky Top
Rolling Down The Bay To Juliana
Rolling Down To Old Mohee
The Rose Of Glenshee
The Rose Of The San Joaquin
The Rose Of York
Rowan County Crew
Run Come See, Jerusalem
Rye Cove Cyclone

Schooners At Digby
Sheffield Apprentice
Sheffield Park
A Song About Charleston
A Song About The Bishop Of Argyll
A Song On The Nantucket Ladies
Spancil Hill
Star Of Belle Isle
The Star Of Logy Bay
The Streets Of Derry
Streets Of Forbes
Streets Of London
The Suffolk Miracle
A Summerfest In Kingston
Suncook Town Tragedy
Sussex Drinking Song
Sussex Toast
Sweet Cootehill Town
Sweet Dakota Land
Sweet King Williams Town
Sweet Rose Of Allandale

Swannanoa Tunnel
Sweet Dublin Bay
Sweet Carnloch Bay
Star Of The County Down
The Slaughter Of The Laird Of Mellerstain
Shanty In Old Shanty Town
Taku Miners
 

Take Me Back To Tulsa
Talking Birmingham Jam
New York Girls
Talking New York Blues
Three Jolly Rogues Of Lynne
Three Merry Men Of Kent
To Morrow
Tommys Gone To Hilo
Tone's Grave (Bodenstown Churchyard)
Trumpeter Of Fyvie
Twenty Men From Dublin Town


20 Sep 02 - 05:19 AM (#788086)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose

Walla Walla Wash and Kalamazoo

I am not Old Moose! How can I fix that?

Mehitabel


20 Sep 02 - 06:08 AM (#788097)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose

Tiptoe Through Humptulips

Still Not Old Moose


20 Sep 02 - 10:24 AM (#788160)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SharonA

"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini" ;^)


20 Sep 02 - 01:10 PM (#788224)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose

I am awake this morning. The name of "Walla Walla Wash" was "Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie".

I put it in there because I swear Bing did a song about Walla Walla (the town so nice they named it twice)and I couldn't come up with it. Still can't. Anybody? Is it just my fading memory?

Mehitabel


20 Sep 02 - 02:54 PM (#788259)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bert

Mehitabel, go to quick links, reset cookie and follow your nose. Somewhere down there you can change your membership name.


20 Sep 02 - 03:54 PM (#788280)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Just Amy

(Goin' back to) Houston

You can't go back to Constantinople

Wabash Cannonball (Wabsh is a town in Indiana)


20 Sep 02 - 04:14 PM (#788289)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Sonja

Mehitabel, I just heard someone sing a "Walla Walla" song this weekend, including the line "...the town so nice, they named it twice."

Little Hawk, if you think "Guelph" is a funny name, you should come to Washington state. I'm wondering if there are songs (other than ad songs and Chamber Of Commerce Songs) about "Puyallup" (rhymes with "few gallop"), "Sequiam" ("skwim"), "Tukwila," etc.

SWO


20 Sep 02 - 11:54 PM (#788413)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: old moose

an old friend of mine used to sing a very nice number called "Aberdeen, My Aberdeen". It is definitely a song withe the name of a city in it. Twice for good measure.


21 Sep 02 - 10:29 AM (#788476)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: allanwill

John in Brisbane

Sorry mate - couldn't find any lyrics (yet). I do remember a Melbourne reference to the great Ron BarARSsi (Barassi). I have a recollection that there was a Sydney reference to Liberace?

Allan


21 Sep 02 - 10:52 AM (#788484)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: JJ

OK, time for some insufferable pedantry!

The "anti-war, anti-nuke song in the 1950s/'60's called 'Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Alamagordo, Bikini,'" is "Old Man Atom (Talking Atomic Blues)," recorded by Sam Hinton in 1950.

"Rocky Top" isn't a city or town. "Wish that I was on old Rocky Top, high in the Tennesse hills"

"Deck the Halls with Boston Charlie" is the Pogo Christmas Carol parody by Walt Kelly, "Deck us all with Boston Charlie, Walla Walla, Wash, and Kalamazoo."

"You can't go back to Constantinople," is actually "Istanbul."


21 Sep 02 - 10:59 AM (#788486)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: reggie miles

I've been through this entire thread and I didn't see any mention of a song that Jonny Mercer popularized called "I Lost My Sugar In Salt Lake City". I still sing that one.


21 Sep 02 - 11:10 AM (#788487)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Gorgeous Gary

Fires of Calais
Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (Jerusalem of Gold)

-- Gary


22 Sep 02 - 05:06 AM (#788914)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

JJ, you're not being insufferably pedantic, just correcting some misunderstandings. I had forgotten the actual title of that Sam Hinton song. And I wasn't sure about what Rocky Top was; I think I have some lyrics that erroneously say "...in Rocky Top..." instead of "...on Rocky Top."

Along the same lines, isn't Bikini an atoll instead of a town?

Gorgeous, thanks for mentioning "Yerushalayim Shel Zahav." That's the song sung at the end of "Schindler's List," and it's a beautiful song.

Another town song is (sp?) "Lukenback, Texas."


22 Sep 02 - 06:32 AM (#788930)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland

There's a song by Billy Connolly called 'Saltcoats at the fair'

This is about when the people of Glasgow, came to my home town and had their fornight holiday.

Saltcoats by the sea.


22 Sep 02 - 07:40 AM (#788948)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: belfast

In Ireland, for every town, village, couple of houses in the middle of nowhere on a bog road, there is some buck eejit writing a song about it. There are some versifiers who couldn't walk past a gap in a hedge without writing thirty stanzas telling you that it's the fairest spot on god's green earth. A brilliant take on this is Brian O'Rourke's song "Drumsnot" but I've no idea where you would get it.


22 Sep 02 - 10:00 PM (#789288)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

I checked the spelling; it's "Luckenbach, Texas."


22 Sep 02 - 10:06 PM (#789293)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Genie

Little Hawk, as you know by now, someone actually has written another song about Schenedtady. It's here: "I Can't Spell 'Schenedtady."


23 Sep 02 - 01:17 AM (#789374)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Night Owl

My mom (92 yrs. old), spent part of the day today making a list of songs, after I mentioned this thread to her.
Thanks "Guest Martin S." Here's what's left of her list(I crossed out a bunch already mentioned..prob'ly missed some). :

American In Paris
Buffalo Polka
Calcutta (Lawrence Welk)
Chicago Polka
Christmas in Kilarney
Count of Lunenberg Waltz
Elsie from Chelsea
How Are Things in Gloccamorra
Last Time I Saw Paris
Poor People of Paris
Sidewalks of New York
Under Paris Skies
When the Swallows Come Back to Capistrano


21 Apr 03 - 10:36 PM (#937495)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Peter Benson

Streets of Baltimore
Leaving of Liverpool
New York Girls
Dallas
Jerusalem
Lincoln Park Pirates
Norfolk Girls
The Jamestown Homeward Bound
Bound for Baltimore
Atlantic City
City of New Orleans (Not sure that counts).
Abilene
Greenland Fisheries (Farewell to Tarwaquay)

Just the ones I play, off the top of my head. If I really wanted to search.....

Peter


22 Apr 03 - 09:36 PM (#938172)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Walking Eagle

Statesboro Blues>
Kilkelly Ireland>
Lynchburg Town>
Mannington Mine Disaster>
Autumn in New York>
Newport Street Strut>
Worcester City>
Lodi>
Harrison Town>

W.E.


22 Apr 03 - 09:53 PM (#938178)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bat Goddess

Blitzkrieg Over Kenosha (recorded by the Black Holes)

Living In Braintree with You In Methuen Is Almost Like Living in Lowell (3 Massachusetts towns -- think it was written by Larry Flynt and maybe Bill Madison recorded it; he at least used to sing it)

Linn


22 Apr 03 - 10:15 PM (#938191)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Ebbie

Man, I had no idea there are so many- and probably just scratched the surface, at that. But here's one that nobody else has:

Juneau Breakdown.

I left my sweet love there waiting alone
To travel this world around
And now I'm going back to my home
In that good old Juneau town...

Chorus:
I know that he waits for me night and day
I know that he wants me to settle down
And I know that I want forever to stay
In that good old Juneau town

Canberra, Cairo, Prague and Amsterdam
Of all the guys, the best I have found
-even in Paris, London, Peoria-
In that good old Juneau town

:)


23 Apr 03 - 12:09 AM (#938243)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST

Knoxville Girl


23 Apr 03 - 02:10 AM (#938274)
Subject: RE: BULL AM - DENVER IN TITLE
From: Gene

Larry Gatlin had one titles: DENVER

It is actually a pretty good tune...as I recall...

---When she dropped me in Denver
I knew I had at least a mile to fall

been a long time since i heard it...will have to
dig it out...

and John Denver must have had at least one song about Denver?


23 Apr 03 - 03:48 AM (#938303)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mr Happy

Chester Song at Twilight??


23 Apr 03 - 03:53 AM (#938304)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

One more city one more town

Wolfgang


23 Apr 03 - 03:53 AM (#938305)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

Memories of Heidelberg

Wolfgang


23 Apr 03 - 06:07 AM (#938334)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Strupag

Mudcatter Jim Maclean wrote a song called "Where is the Paisley that I used to know"
I think it was in reply to "Where is the Glasgow that I used to know" by Adam McNaughtan


23 Apr 03 - 10:49 AM (#938518)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: fsharpdim7

Worst town song - Entering Marion

Best town song - San Francisco Bay Blues

Best town song for Spring - Early (hope Greg and Iris will record a duet)

Chris in that Toddlin' Town


23 Apr 03 - 06:02 PM (#938804)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: SINSULL

To Morrow
Mention My Name In Sheboygan


23 Apr 03 - 06:40 PM (#938826)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,TheBigPinkLad

Nowt can compare to Sunderland Fine Fare: Toy Dolls, a classic.


24 Apr 03 - 03:33 AM (#939058)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Wolfgang

"The finest Fucking Family" is a song in he DT.
Now why someone writes a song about a family from that small Austrian village of Fucking is a mystery to me.

Wolfgang


24 Apr 03 - 04:44 PM (#939466)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Betsy720

Has anybody mentioned Sioux City Sue?
Manhattan ("We'll take Manhattan/The Bronx and Staten Island, too...")
Springhill Mine Disaster ("In the town of Springhill Nova Scotia")


25 Apr 03 - 10:10 AM (#939913)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bat Goddess

"Living in Braintree with You in Methuen Is Almost Like Living in Lowell" was actually written by Larry Flint (not Flynt) and recorded by Bill Madison on "Dancehall Girls."

Linn


26 Apr 03 - 08:52 AM (#940595)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,guest:: Peg

response to old msg from skipper jack (I just discovered this site): that's GillyGillyOssenpfefferKatzenAlenBogenby the seas (maybe no caps)                                                                                                                                           plus many many Italian traditional songs with Napoli in the title, and Roma non fa la Stupida Sta sera from the musical Rugantino on b'way in late60's early 70's (Marcello Mastrioianni starred).                                                                  Peg


26 Apr 03 - 05:47 PM (#940903)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Strupag

Hi Wolfgang,
You have reminded me of a song by the late Mat MacGinn.
It was about the town of Effing and it was called "The Effing Bee Keeper"


28 Sep 04 - 01:41 AM (#1282843)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,gobar@silcon.com

can give you quiz with 24 questions and answers already done. Also have tie breaker if so desired.


28 Sep 04 - 03:13 AM (#1282883)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan

UK songs

Birmingham - Clifford T Ward

Tune
Congress at Laceby/Market Rasen Feast resurected by Liam Robinson

Didn't we have a loverly day on our way to Bangor

US
24 hours from Tulsa


28 Sep 04 - 05:27 AM (#1282957)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan

Abergavenny - Marty Wilde

New York Mining Disaster 1941 - Bee Gees

Leningrad - Billy Joel

Sweet Home Chicago - The Blues Brothers

Last Train To London - The Electric Light Orchestra

Torquay - Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs (instrumental)


28 Sep 04 - 10:11 PM (#1283657)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Fred Maslan

No one has mentioned "Managua Nicaragua is a beautiful town"


29 Sep 04 - 10:50 AM (#1284042)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Jaze

Avalon,My Hometwon---MJH


18 Oct 04 - 02:09 PM (#1299893)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,G

Anyone know where Joni Mitchell's "Morgantown" is located?


18 Oct 04 - 02:16 PM (#1299902)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Chris Green

According to the Google oracle, it's in West Virginia near the border with Pennsylvania. Looks like a rather nice place!


18 Oct 04 - 02:27 PM (#1299924)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Megan L

Kirkwall bay
road and the miles to Dundee
Northern lights of old Aberdeen


18 Oct 04 - 02:56 PM (#1299960)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Keith A of Hertford

Martin Wyndham- Reeves gave us Somewhere In Otago (N.Zealand)


18 Oct 04 - 04:26 PM (#1299976)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: PoppaGator

Although I'm not really a C&W kinda guy, I immediately thought of two classic country songs with city names. After scrolling quickly down this l-o-o-n-g thread, I don't *think* anyone has mentioned either one yet:

Abilene, Abilene (prettiest town I've ever seen...")

("Last night I went to sleep in") Detroit City ("...I wanna go home, I wanna go home, Oh how I wanna go home...")


19 Oct 04 - 12:57 AM (#1300337)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Alex.S

"London Bridge is Falling Down" (If that is indeed the name).
"Glasgow Peggy"
"Grand old Duke of York"


19 Oct 04 - 04:02 PM (#1300950)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Chris Green

I once heard a version of "Nights in White Satin" called "It's Shite in Prestatyn".


19 Oct 04 - 04:07 PM (#1300958)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,milk monitor

London Calling.........The Clash

Eton Rifles..........The Jam

I don't want to go to Chelsea..........Elvis Costello

Montana........Zappa


19 Oct 04 - 04:10 PM (#1300964)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith

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"


19 Oct 04 - 06:32 PM (#1301101)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Kitty

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.


21 Oct 04 - 05:28 PM (#1303237)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Guest - Wingnut

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.


21 Oct 04 - 08:24 PM (#1303388)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Bernard

Talcahuano Girls
Valapariso


When Newark In The Room...!


21 Oct 04 - 08:43 PM (#1303395)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: dwditty

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


30 Nov 04 - 03:37 PM (#1343543)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,marci arson

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

take thaat, yeeeah. feel educated!


01 Dec 04 - 07:24 AM (#1344212)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: cetmst

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


12 Dec 04 - 08:59 PM (#1355176)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,annar

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


13 Dec 04 - 03:52 AM (#1355385)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: alanabit

"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!


13 Dec 04 - 04:34 AM (#1355400)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: s&r

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


13 Dec 04 - 07:03 AM (#1355469)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,gymeneye

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


24 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM (#1702108)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST

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


24 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM (#1702188)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Snuffy

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


24 Mar 06 - 07:49 PM (#1702223)
Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: melodeonboy

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


25 Mar 06 - 06:42 AM (#1702429)
Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Big Al Whittle

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


25 Mar 06 - 07:20 AM (#1702453)
Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: The Villan

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


25 Mar 06 - 09:04 AM (#1702501)
Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Leadfingers

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 !!


25 Mar 06 - 09:10 AM (#1702503)
Subject: RE: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Snuffy

Down In Nempnett Thrubwell indeed


19 Nov 06 - 07:40 PM (#1888601)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Charley Noble

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

Charley Noble


06 Dec 11 - 09:00 AM (#3269242)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Guest julian

Ashb de la Zouche by the Sea


06 Dec 11 - 10:58 AM (#3269291)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: GUEST,Don Wise

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


06 Dec 11 - 11:03 AM (#3269294)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Splott Man

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


06 Dec 11 - 05:57 PM (#3269488)
Subject: RE: Help: Songs with Cities or Towns in title?
From: Mysha

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