Monday, March 15, 2010

Songs for the Road

On our travels across America my mind gets stuck on songs that certain locations seem to invoke. Here are a few that have come to my mind (and tend to get stuck there) because of where we've been.

On the Road Again - Willie Nelson

Walking to New Orleans - Fats Domino

The City of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie

Amos Moses - Jerry Reed

Born on the Bayou - CCR

(Going Back to) Houston - Dean Martin

San Antonio Rose - Patsy Cline

The Streets of El Paso - (OK, it's Laredo, not El Paso, but be creative) Marty Robbins

Tombstone Territory - theme from the TV Western

Wyatt Earp - theme from the TV Western

Bat Masterson - theme from the TV Western

The Ballad of Johnny Yuma - sung by Gail's cousin Johnny Cash

A Horse With No Name - America

California Dreamin' - The Mamas and the Papas

California Girls - The Beach Boys

Ventura Highway - America

Do You Know the Way to San Jose? - Dionne Warwick

San Francisco (Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair) - Scott MacKenzie

San Francisco Open Your Golden Gates - (Gail was singing this one in the car!)

The Big Valley - theme from the TV Western (I was looking for Audra)

Bonanza - the theme from the TV show as sung by Lorne Green. Lorne should have stuck with acting. (The Map of the Ponderosa shows the Cartwrights ranch bordered Lake Tahoe.)

Take It Easy - The Eagles. (I stood on the corner in Winslow, AZ.)

Living on Tulsa Time - Don Williams

Okie From Muskogee - Merle Haggard

So click on the links and turn up the volume. If the rest of the trip inspires more I'll add them.

1 comment:

Andy Lawrenson said...

Johnny Cash's version of Bonanza