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Old 11-07-2007, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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"Colorado Rocky Mountain High": John Denver

"Please come to Denver when the snow falls": I can't remember the artist

"There's a Pawnshop on the corner down in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania": Ditto

"On the Road to Omaha" (For DH)
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:58 PM
 
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"Colorado Rocky Mountain High": John Denver

"Please come to Denver when the snow falls": I can't remember the artist

"There's a Pawnshop on the corner down in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania": Ditto

"On the Road to Omaha" (For DH)
"Please come to Denver when the snow falls" is a line in Please Come to Boston, by (I think) Dave Loggins. Each verse covers a different city (the third verse is about Los Angeles), so maybe it's kind of reaching to say the song is strictly about any one of these cities. Or, depending on your view, it could be about any or all of them.
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:42 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Please come to Boston in the springtime- Please come to Denver where the snow falls- Please come to L. A.; we'll live forever...Ramblin boy, why don'tcha settle down?
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You guys are being picky, LOL!
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Old 11-08-2007, 07:44 AM
 
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"Chicago (My Kind of Town)" by Sinatra.

"Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah.

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce.

"Go Cubs, Go" by Steve Goodman.

"Super Bowl Shuffle" by the Bears.


More recently,

"Homecoming" by Kanye West.

"Sweet Home Chicago" is my favorite.

Here's a ton more. List of songs about Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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"Chicago (My Kind of Town)" by Sinatra.

"Lake Shore Drive" by Aliotta, Haynes, and Jeremiah.

"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" by Jim Croce.

"Go Cubs, Go" by Steve Goodman.

"Super Bowl Shuffle" by the Bears.


More recently,

"Homecoming" by Kanye West.

"Sweet Home Chicago" is my favorite.

Here's a ton more. List of songs about Chicago - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown was about Chicago?
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:07 AM
 
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Galveston ... by Glen Campbell?
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:23 AM
 
Location: yeah
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More from SF (my original hometown): Sittin on the dock of the bay, San Francisco, Baker Street, We Built this city.
That's actually about London.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:11 AM
 
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Bad, Bad Leroy Brown was about Chicago?
I guess not "about" per se. It's ABOUT Leroy Brown. You know. Baddest man in the whole damn town? It's set in Chicago, though.

Lyrics:

Well the south side of chicago
Is the baddest part of town
And if you go down there
You better just beware
Of a man named leroy brown

Now leroy more than trouble
You see he stand bout six foot four
All the downtown ladies call him treetop lover
All the mens just call him sir

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Now leroy he a gambler
And he like his fancy clothes
And he like to wave his diamond rings
In front of everybodys nose
He got a custom continental
He got an eldorado too
He got a 32 gun in his pocket for fun
He got a razor in his shoe

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog

Well friday bout a week ago
Leroy shootin dice
And at the edge of the bar
Sat a girl named doris
And ooh that girl looked nice
Well he cast his eyes upon her
And the trouble soon began
And leroy brown learned a lesson
bout messin with the wife of a jealous man

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damned town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog,

Well the two men took to fightin
And when they pulled them from the floor
Leroy looked like a jigsaw puzzle
With a couple of pieces gone

And its bad, bad leroy brown
The baddest man in the whole damn town
Badder than old king kong
And meaner than a junkyard dog.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:48 AM
 
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Hmmm...well my favorite song about your city is Tanya Tucker's San Antonio Stroll.

Nobody's ever sung any cool songs about Columbus, Ohio that I'm aware of...unless you count that dopey OSU marching ditty I Wanna Go Back (To Ohio State)... Boooorrr-rring!
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