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Old 05-15-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: West Houston
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I think that using Corpus Christi in a song is rhythmically challenging. I only remember a song that my 2nd grade teacher would play on a 45 for us. It seemed like a song made up the Tourist Bureau. The words were like "Corpus Christi, that's my hometown, ....Padre Island, Aransas Pass for fishing, fun & play,Come over for a lifetime or just a day. Corpus Christi, that's my hometown. It's funny how those lyrics have stuck in my head from almost 40 years ago. yikes
You weren't in Mrs. Truly's class at Calk Elementary in 1964 were you? Because I was and I remember her playing THAT SONG on a 45; we all learned to SING it. I logged on here looking for that info. I'm glad SOMEBODY other than me remembers it! It repeated: "Cor-pus Chris-ti, that's my hometown! Cor-pus Chris-ti! That's my hometown!" I couldn't remember all the rest that you remembered, only that phrase (and I can sing that phrase).

Of course, the other song we learned that year was "Texas, Our Texas", with the new "boldest and grandest" lyrics--before that it was "biggest", but that darn Alaska got in the way.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:11 AM
 
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Default Nanci Griffith---Lone Star State of Mind

Someone else mentioned it.....but I have to second this song, "Lone Star State of Mind." It makes me homesick when I hear it....

It's a great catchy tune, not a slow ballad....done by an incredible Texas musician that gets a lot more credit outside of Texas. She is truly an artist with a voice like an angel. She is one of my favorite recording artists.

If you have not heard any of Nanci's stuff....get to it....beautiful music and lyrics.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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Someone else mentioned it.....but I have to second this song, "Lone Star State of Mind." It makes me homesick when I hear it....

It's a great catchy tune, not a slow ballad....done by an incredible Texas musician that gets a lot more credit outside of Texas. She is truly an artist with a voice like an angel. She is one of my favorite recording artists.

If you have not heard any of Nanci's stuff....get to it....beautiful music and lyrics.
That was me who mentioned the song!

I love Nanci Griffith, and can play a few of her songs on guitar. Gets more credit outside Texas?? Wow! Shes not all that known as it is. But I grew up on folk and classic country.

Too bad. I'm planning no moving to Austin next year, and was half expecting to play her songs at some open mike somewhere and have everyone recognize them
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Here are some more for the list

BROWNSVILLE GIRL by BOB DYLAN

CORPUS CHRISTI CAROL by JEFF BUCKLEY

SPEED OF LIFE by SUGARLAND

CORPUS CHRISTI- ANGKOR WAT (not the city)
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:58 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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You weren't in Mrs. Truly's class at Calk Elementary in 1964 were you? Because I was and I remember her playing THAT SONG on a 45; we all learned to SING it. I logged on here looking for that info. I'm glad SOMEBODY other than me remembers it! It repeated: "Cor-pus Chris-ti, that's my hometown! Cor-pus Chris-ti! That's my hometown!" I couldn't remember all the rest that you remembered, only that phrase (and I can sing that phrase).

Of course, the other song we learned that year was "Texas, Our Texas", with the new "boldest and grandest" lyrics--before that it was "biggest", but that darn Alaska got in the way.

Wow!! I cannot believe that someone else knows that song!!! It went "Padre Island, Aransas Pass for fishing, fun and play.. I'd recommend it for a lifetime or just a day... Corpus Christi, that's my hometown, Corpus Christi, that's my hometown." I heard it in Mrs Smith's 2nd grade class (1970-71) at montclair elementary. I think that she said that it came from the chamber of commerce.

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Old 05-16-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore has a song on one of his later cd's...lyrics include the "wind blowing in from Corpus Christi" Maybe on the cd "Brave new world".
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Old 05-23-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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Sugarland has a song named Corpus Christi
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:32 PM
 
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Matt Hole & the Hot Rod Gangs' "We're from Texas".
http://www.myspace.com/mattholeandthehotrodgang

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Old 08-27-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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I think there was a song back in the 1970's called "Corpus Christi in My Rear View Mirror"
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:12 AM
 
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I think there was a song back in the 1970's called "Corpus Christi in My Rear View Mirror"
Mac Davis had a song called "Texas in My Rear View Mirror", but it doesn't mention Corpus.
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