Place Songs

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VirginiaHuguenot

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What are your favorite songs about places?

For example, some of mine are:

Carolina in my Mind -- James Taylor
Take Me Home, Country Roads -- John Denver
Carolina in the Morning -- Gus Kahn & Walter Donaldson
Midnight Train to Georgia -- Gladys Knight & the Pips
Please Come to Boston -- Dave Loggins
It Never Rains in Southern California -- Albert Hammond & Mike Hazelwood
Massachusetts -- Bee Gees
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia -- Vicki Lawrence
Kokomo -- Beach Boys
Sweet Home Alabama -- Lynyrd Skynyrd

[Edited on 6-29-2006 by VirginiaHuguenot]
 

bradofshaw

Puritan Board Freshman
Chelsea, Omaha, Raining in Baltimore - Counting Crows

Mississippi Moon - King's X

Berlin - Marillion

Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town - Pearl Jam
 

Richard King

Puritan Board Senior
Carolina in the Pines - Michael Martin Murphey
Luckenbach Texas "“ Waylon Jennings
Sweet Southern Comfort "“ Buddy Jewell
Sweet Home Alabama "“Lynard Skynard
Okie from Muskogee "“ Merle Haggard

And forgive me but "¦Lagrange by ZZTOP
ahh haw haw haw
 

MW

Puritanboard Amanuensis
Definitely Psalm 60. It puts geographical localities in their proper place under the sovereignty of God.

Men's songs tend to be idolatrous, exalting some attribute independent of God.
 

jaybird0827

PuritanBoard Honor Roll
Some of my faves, (and some admittedly obscure!)

Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn, Lonestar, and definitely not Cher (ugh!)
Arthur's Theme - Christopher Cross
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Do You Know the Way to San Jose? - Dionne Warwick
MacArthur Park - Richard Harris - and not Donna Summer! (growl)
New York's a Lonely Town - The Trade Winds
The Boy from New York City - The Ad Libs
24 Hours from Tulsa - Gene Pitney
Theme from Route 66 - Nelson Riddle
Canadian Sunset - Hugo Winterhalter
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Guy Mitchell/Mitch Miller). Now that's dated, for sure!

Cheers,
Jay
 

ChristopherPaul

Puritan Board Senior
Atlanta - Stone Temple Pilots
North to Alaska and Battle of New Orleans - Johnny Horton
The Dam at Otter Creek - Live
Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle - Nirvana
California Blue - Roy Orbison
Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin
America - Neil Diamond
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
Originally posted by jaybird0827
Walking in Memphis - Marc Cohn
Yes, that's one of my favorites too!

And Maybe it was Memphis by Pam Tillis.

And I should also mention Frank Sinatra's version of New York, New York.
 

HuguenotHelpMeet

Puritan Board Freshman
*Miami, My Amy -- Keith Whitley.

*Meet in the Middle -- Diamond Rio (I guess "neath that ol' Georgia pine", is a reference to the kind of tree more than the place, but it still seemed to qualify, I think.)

*Pretty much every song by Bobby Horton but especialy, Yellow Rose of Texas.

*My Tenessee Mountain Home -- Dolly Parton

Sittin' on the front porch on a summer afternoon
In a straightback chair on two legs, leans against the wall
Watch the kids a' playin' with June bugs on a string
And chase the glowin' fireflies when evenin' shadows fall

Chorus:
In my Tennessee mountain home
Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home
Crickets sing in the fields near by

Honeysuckle vine clings to the fence along the lane
Their fragrance makes the summer wind so sweet
And on a distant hilltop, an eagle spreads its wings
An' a songbird on a fence post sings a melody

Chorus

Walkin' home from church on a Sunday with the one ya' love
Just laughin', talkin', making future plans
And when the folks ain't lookin', you might steal a kiss or two
Sittin' in the porch swing, holdin' hands
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
Originally posted by HuguenotHelpMeet
*Miami, My Amy -- Keith Whitley.

*Meet in the Middle -- Diamond Rio (I guess "neath that ol' Georgia pine", is a reference to the kind of tree more than the place, but it still seemed to qualify, I think.)

*Pretty much every song by Bobby Horton but especialy, Yellow Rose of Texas.

*My Tenessee Mountain Home -- Dolly Parton

Sittin' on the front porch on a summer afternoon
In a straightback chair on two legs, leans against the wall
Watch the kids a' playin' with June bugs on a string
And chase the glowin' fireflies when evenin' shadows fall

Chorus:
In my Tennessee mountain home
Life is as peaceful as a baby's sigh
In my Tennessee mountain home
Crickets sing in the fields near by

Honeysuckle vine clings to the fence along the lane
Their fragrance makes the summer wind so sweet
And on a distant hilltop, an eagle spreads its wings
An' a songbird on a fence post sings a melody

Chorus

Walkin' home from church on a Sunday with the one ya' love
Just laughin', talkin', making future plans
And when the folks ain't lookin', you might steal a kiss or two
Sittin' in the porch swing, holdin' hands
;):up:
 

VirginiaHuguenot

Puritanboard Librarian
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