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City of New Orleans, Arlo Guthrie (Original Post) pwb Mar 2019 OP
Thanks for posting this...best music video I've ever seen. CanonRay Mar 2019 #1
Thanks. pwb Mar 2019 #2
That's one of those 'riding around with mom in the VW squareback listening to AM radio and singing mr_lebowski Mar 2019 #3
I rode that train back and forth between nocoincidences Mar 2019 #4
Ex-Lax nearly ruined this anthem for me. JohnnyRingo Mar 2019 #5
 

mr_lebowski

(33,643 posts)
3. That's one of those 'riding around with mom in the VW squareback listening to AM radio and singing
Sat Mar 9, 2019, 10:29 AM
Mar 2019

along' kinda songs ... love it!

nocoincidences

(2,160 posts)
4. I rode that train back and forth between
Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:23 AM
Mar 2019

Champaign-Urbana and Carbondale Illinois many times during my 4 years at U of I. It was always full of college students, riding south from Chicago, and north from Southern Illinois, or vice-versa. Southern Illinois University was in Carbondale, so back and forth on the Illinois Central we all went.

Steve Goodman was a good friend of mine at U of I, my freshman year. He dropped out after that first year and went back to Chicago to really start his career writing and singing the Blues. He was a great guy, so talented, smart, funny....RIP too soon.

JohnnyRingo

(18,502 posts)
5. Ex-Lax nearly ruined this anthem for me.
Sat Mar 9, 2019, 11:48 AM
Mar 2019

In fact, I was reluctant to click for fear it would trigger thoughts of taking a steaming trump. As it turned out, I must finally be getting over it because it was great to hear this extended version. Thanx for posting.

Some years ago, about the time the heirs of the songwriter would have inherited the copyright, it got heavy rotation in a commercial for the laxative. Actually, not the whole song, just the refrain "good morning America" sung over & over as some septuagenarian flung open a window with a broad smile, knowing he or she would soon be successful in pinching a loaf. The background melody continued to play throughout the spot.

I still haven't forgiven The Cowsils for selling out to Big Moo.

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