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The Kinks' song Holiday in Waikiki link

I won a competition in a little column in my local paper.

So I packed my bags and flew across the sea all on my local paper.

I sailed to hawaii in the u.s.a.

I’m just an english boy who won a holiday in waikiki.

I didn’t realize it was commercialized when I unpacked my cases,

Because a genuine hawaii ukulele cost me 30 guineas,

And even when I’m swimming I have to pay.

I’m just an english boy who won a holiday in waikiki.

Oh yeah, yeah.

Across the coral sands I saw a hula hula dancer, looking pretty.

I asked her where she came from and she said to me,I come from new york city,

And my mother is italian,

And my dad’s a greek.

I’m just an english boy who won a holiday in waikiki.

It’s a hooka hooka on the shiny briny on a wake a hola[? ],

And in a little shack they had a little sign that said coca cola,

And even all the grass skirts were pvc.

I’m just an english boy who won a holiday in waikiki.

Oh yeah, yeah.

In waikiki

In waikiki

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Anyone remember Lakeside Park by Rush? Anyone trying to forget Lakeside Park by Rush? :guitar: :guitar:

A few Scottish ones: the lovely Glasgow, as mentioned in Super Trouper by some Scandinavian people.

Er, Seen All Good Peebles by Yes!

Spanish Bombs by The Clash mentions bits of Spain.

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Anyone remember Lakeside Park by Rush? Anyone trying to forget Lakeside Park by Rush? :guitar: :guitar:

A few Scottish ones: the lovely Glasgow, as mentioned in Super Trouper by some Scandinavian people.

Er, Seen All Good Peebles by Yes!

Just saw this post, Piston. Thanks! They are going on the list. :)

Spanish_Bombs

Spanish Bombs ~ The Clash

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Dubuque Blues by The Association

Do you remember Dubuque?

Have you even heard of that?

Half way between New York and California

There is a highway in and back

Plus an active railroad track

And the west side of the city

Sells no liquor

Now I can recall the instances

That hung it in my thoughts

City parks, and night time girls

With ancient limestone rocks

(Chorus)

Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues

Do you remember Anna Sue?

Have you even heard of that?

She went from Tennessee

To Minnesota

When she was thirteen and I was ten

And like a gentle Southern wind

Well she made the moonlight shatter

Through the maples

Now I can recall the summers

That we spent among the trees

When there were no Monday bummers

To blow my life of ease

(Chorus)

Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues

Now the Dubuque blues ain't news

To anybody

Who knows sadness is the sweetest

Of the pain

Who can tell by just a glance

That it's all over

And who never cries

Well almost never cries

Do you remember nickel Cokes?

Have you even heard of that?

(I've heard of that)

It's half between the forties and tomorrow

Well I once considered it my home

But now I know I'll always roam

And if I pass through there again

I will be lucky

Now I can recall the instances

That hung it in my thoughts

City parks, oh the night time girls

With ancient limestone rocks

Writing songs of rights and wrongs

And buyin' penny loafer shoes

Oh, definitely, most certainly, I've got

The Dubuque blues

Ohhhh... I got the Dubuque blues ev'ry night and day

I got the Dubuque blues

I know it's back to Iowaaayy

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Louisiana 1927 - Randy Newman

What has happened down here is the wind have changed

Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain

Rained real hard and rained for a real long time

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day

The river rose all night

Some people got lost in the flood

Some people got away alright

The river have busted through cleard down to Plaquemines

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

CHORUS

Louisiana, Louisiana

They're tyrin' to wash us away

They're tryin' to wash us away

Louisiana, Louisiana

They're tryin' to wash us away

They're tryin' to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train

With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand

The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has

done

To this poor crackers land."

CHORUS

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Couple more for you to enjoy. :)

There's also lots more that are just random non-Songfactor suggestions... we are up over 200 Songplaces now in the U.S., plus various other countries.

We have only one for Russia, so if anyone's got suggestions for Songplaces in Russia, that would be great!

Or even any other countries that aren't represented yet... go to Songplaces.com and look at the map on the home page, see what countries need Songplaces.

Eric Burdon was born In Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne. The B-side of The Animals' debut single "Baby, let me take yo home" is a song titled "Gonna send you back to Walker".

"Gonna Send You Back to Walker" ~ Animals

Suffragette City - David Bowie

"Suffragette City" ~ Bowie

:headphones:

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Some Eastern Bloc ones:

Warzawa by Bowie. Capital city of Poland pop pickers.

Winds of Change, by the Scorpions mentions, Gorky Park, which is back in Moscow.

Back in the USSR by those Liverpool chaps is almost a geography lesson!

Vienna by Ultravox.

More when one sobers up no doubt.

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