Songs About Your Hometown

Eric Clapton did Livin’ on Tulsa Time
Leon Russell did I’m Going Back to Tulsa
Asleep at the Wheel did T U L S A Straight Ahead
Bob Wills did Take Me Back to Tulsa
Harry Chapin drifted on down to Tulsa, Oklahoma to do a late night talk show

I was born in Albuquerque, but I think it’s hard to rhyme anything with that. Janis Joplin wrote Mercedes Benz while she was in an Albuquerque hotel though.

What songs are there about your hometown?

[quote=“Lou Reed in Smalltown”]

Where did Picasso come from
there’s no Michelangelo coming from Pittsburgh
if art is the tip of the iceberg
I’m the part sinking below
[/quote]

Josh Rouse has a song entitled “Pittsburgh”.

The Proclaimers did Sunshine on Leith.

Are you sure about this?

Seems another city name comes to mind with those lyrics…hmmmmm…

Are you sure about this?

Seems another city name comes to mind with those lyrics…hmmmmm…[/quote]

Well, I’m sure about the song… which referred to the water in the Monongehela river. But, that was a long time ago… the Mon is clean now.

Dirty Water
The Standells
(Ed Cobb)

    (spoken:)
    I'm gonna tell you a story
    I'm gonna tell you about my town
    I'm gonna tell you a big bad story, baby
    Aww, it's all about my town

    Yeah, down by the river
    Down by the banks of the river Charles   (aw, that's what's happenin' baby)
    That's where you'll find me
     Along with lovers, fuggers, and thieves  (aw, but they're cool people)
    Well I love that dirty water
    Oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, you're the Number One place)
    Frustrated women   (I mean they're frustrated)
    Have to be in by twelve o'clock  (oh, that's a shame)
    But I'm wishin' and a-hopin, oh
    That just once those doors weren't locked (I like to save time for
                                               my baby to walk around)
    Well I love that dirty water
    Oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, yeah)

    Because I love that dirty water
    Oh, oh, Boston, you're my home   (oh, yeah)

    Well, I love that dirty water   (I love it, baby)
    I love that dirty water         (I love Baw-stun)
    I love that dirty water         (Have you heard about the Strangler?)
    I love that dirty water         (I'm the man, I'm the man)
    I love that dirty water         (Owww!)
    I love that dirty water         (Come on, come on) [fade]

Google - I love that dirty water

This is the one I was thinking of. It very well may have been adapted to Pitts by a local band.

[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Dirty Water
The Standells
This is the one I was thinking of. It very well may have been adapted to Pitts by a local band.[/quote]

TC,

I must be getting old. You’re right. The Iron City House Rockers did re-do that song…

Sucks getting old! :blush:

No prob TM…its a great song and I’m sure they did it well!

And one is never too old to rock 'n roll!

Hmm, Richard, still haven’t heard of it, but thank you for the education last night.
I actually have a song about my hometown, too. It goes…
Polly, ons gaan Paarl toe…
Polly, ons gaan Paarl toe…

Alleycat, do you know the rest of the song? :smiley:

I Lost it All in Montreal

ok, it is a book, not a song.

Well not to toot my own horn or anything :blush: but I’m from the greatest city in the world-Chicago!!! here are the song titles about us…

My Kind of Town
Sweet Home Chicago
Chicago
The Night Chicago Died
Jesus Just Left Chicago
Chicago (That Toddlin’ Town)
Bad, Bad, LeRoy Brown
Take Me Back to Chicago

Don’t believe that we are best, well tell it to Sintra who sang:
(my kind of town)
Now this could only happen to a guy like me
And only happen in a town like this
And so I say to each of you most gratefully
As I throw each one of you a kiss

This is my kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of people too
People who, smile at you

And each time I roam, Chicago is
Calling me home, Chicago is
One town that won’t let you down
It’s my kind of town

My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of town, Chicago is
My kind of razzmatazz
And it has, all that jazz

And each time I leave, Chicago is
Tuggin’ my sleeve, Chicago is
The Wrigley Building, Chicago is
The Chicago Cubbies, Chicago is
One town that won’t let you down
It’s my kind of town

Well that’s all folks!!! :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

I don’t think there’s any songs about Rotorua, New Zealand :frowning:

Edit: I forgot about Smelly Cat

Oh Canada! Our home and native land…

Yeah, my hometown sucks. No songs in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Persian, Mandarin, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Tagalog, Japanese, nor any First Nations language about my hometown.

:canada: :frowning:

[quote=“914”]Oh Canada! Our home and native land…

Yeah, my hometown sucks. No songs in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Persian, Mandarin, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Tagalog, Japanese, nor any First Nations language about my hometown.

:canada: :frowning:[/quote]

When I first came here, I thought ‘ABC’ meant “another bloody canadian”… :smiley:

[quote=“truant”][quote=“914”]Oh Canada! Our home and native land…

Yeah, my hometown sucks. No songs in English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Persian, Mandarin, Korean, Laotian, Cambodian, Tagalog, Japanese, nor any First Nations language about my hometown.

:canada: :frowning:[/quote]

When I first came here, I thought ‘ABC’ meant “another bloody Canadian”… :smiley:[/quote]

I prefer ABC to mean another bloody Canadian. ABC/CBC/XYZ those I don’t like.

Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Seattle
Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Seattle
Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Seattle Oh Yeah! Nuke it again, yeah!

Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Nuke Seattle!

*Quincy Punx

[quote]32-20 Blues
by Robert Johnson

'F I send for my baby, and she don’t come
'F I send for my baby, man, and she don’t come
All the doctors in Hot Springs1 sure can’t help her none

And if she gets unruly, thinks she don’t wan’ do
And if she gets unruly and thinks she don’t wan’ do
Take my 32-20, now, and cut her half in two
[/quote]

It’s not my hometown, but I lived down there a spell when I was a kid, and I just want to correct a geographical error:

[quote]Cotton Fields - Leadbelly

When I was a pretty little baby
My mama would rock me in my cradle
In them old cotton fields back home
Now, when them old fields get rotten
You can’t pick very much cotton
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home [/quote]

As anyone from the area can tell you, the song is a lie. Texarkana is precisely 0 miles from Texas and about 25 miles from Louisiana.

All I ever got is “Cleveland Rocks” and a mention in any US sitcom where someone acts likes a jackass! :laughing:

Two songs about good old Welly:

[quote]She loves Wellington she was born there,
Out in the Hutt valley,
Then she left home looking for something,
She thought she’d find it in the city.
She’d go dancing in the weekends,
Her friends were starting up new bands,
Tight black dresses and hairspray,
Talking about,
Tomorrow night,
About 8 o’clock,
Tomorrow night
When the town starts filling up,
Tomorrow night about the time when the pubs start jumping,
And the drunks start fighting,
We’ll start dancing.

She went to London to find work there,
To claim her colonial birthright.
Cleaning hotel rooms in the mother country,
While people trudged to work in the dim light,
She’d go dancing in the nightclubs,
On the underground she’d ride,
Talking loud in a kiwi accent,
Talking about,
Tomorrow night,
About 8 o’clock,
Tomorrow night
When the town starts filling up,
Tomorrow night about the time when the pubs start jumping,
And the band starts playing,
La la la la la la la,
We’ll start dancing.
La la la la la la la,
We’ll start dancing.
La la la la la la la,
We’ll start dancing.

She flying over Wellington harbour,
Oriental bay is standing there in the sunlight,
And they’re playing a tape for the landing,
Speed bonny boat, like a bird on the wing,
Onward the sailors cry,
No She didnt want to stay there,
She’s on her flight,
She’ll be standing on the same ground as we are,
Tomorrow night,
About 8 o’clock,
Tomorrow night
When the town starts filling up,
Tomorrow night about the time when the pubs start jumping,
And the band starts playing,
La la la la la la la,
We’ll start dancing.
La la la la la la la,
We’ll start dancing.
Tomorrow night about the time when the pubs start jumping,
And the drunks start fighting,
We’ll start dancing.[/quote]

[quote]I wish I was in Wellington, the weathers not so good.
The wind it cuts right through you and it rains more than it should.
But I’d be there tomorrow, if I only could,
Oh I wish I was in Wellington.

I wish I was in Wellington, the bureaucracy,
The suits and the breifcases along Lampton Quay.
The Harbour City Capital, the lights beside the sea,
Oh I wish I was in Wellington.

It just isn’t practical, with you down in the capital,
And me at the other end of the island.
The problem is the gap between us on the map,
And there’s no easy way to reconcile it.

I wish I was in Wellington, the cafes and the bars.
The music and the theatre, and the old Cable Car,
And you can walk everywhere, 'cause nowhere’s very far,
Oh I wish I was in Wellington.

Oh I wish…

I wish I was in Wellington, the wind it cuts right through,
I wish I was in Wellington, there’s so much more to do,
I wish I was in Wellington, and you wish I was too,
Oh I wish I was in Wellington, 'cause then I’d be with you.
Oh I wish I was in Wellington, 'cause then I’d be with you.[/quote]

Bu_Lai_En, who is the 2nd song by?