[Dixieland] Songs about New Jersey WAS: Need help finding song
civanj at adelphia.net
Fri Feb 20 14:51:15 PST 2004
I got the answer on another jazz List.
Ernie Carson sang a tune
WHY DON'T THEY SING ABOUT JERSEY, (Where The Big Fat Tomatoes Grow)
on one of his records.
And John (Nobler than most) I frankly wish you hadn't paraphrased,
I kind of like the term "outrageous list-mates".
See below, some additional research
After "Banjo Bud" answered my question about title #5, below
I searched the web for more on it. I failed, but came up with a
quirky note that included the following interesting
New Jersey titles, (some of which aren't bad.)
I FOUND A PEACH IN ORANGE, NJ, IN APPLE BLOSSOM TIME
HEARTBROKEN IN HOBOKEN;
ROLLING MILLS OF NEW JERSEY.
a parody of the beautiful Matt McGinn Scottish song,
THE ROLLING HILLS OF THE BORDER
WHEN IT'S APPLE BLOSSOM TIME IN ORANGE, NJ
** WHY DON'T THEY SING ABOUT JERSEY, (Where The Big Fat Tomatoes Grow)
The "LONG BRANCH BRANCH OF THE RED BANK BANK"
-- Isn't a bad title, but my new favorite is: )
"THE NERVOUS WRECK OF THE EDNA FITZGERALD" by Camille West
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