Capital Songs

I just learned all the state capitals for school. So Dad and I decided to see how many songs we could come up with that mention them. What are we missing?

Des Moines, Iowa
Joni Mitchell, The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

Nashville, Tennessee (an easy one)
Bob Dylan, Nashville Skyline Rag
Johnny Cash, Tennessee Flat-top Box
Dolly Parton, Tennessee Homesick Blues
Waylon Jennings, Nashville Rebel
The Lovin’ Spoonful, Nashville Cats

Jackson, Mississippi
Lucinda Williams, Jackson
Johnny Cash, Jackson

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Lucinda Williams (she seems to like city names), Bus to Baton Rouge
Kris Kristoferson, Me and Bobbi Magee
Guy Clark, Baton Rouge

Atlanta, Georgia
Alison Kraus, Oh Atlanta

Barbecue Bob, Atlanta Moan
W.C. Handy, Atlanta Blues

Montgomery, Alabama
Alan Jackson, Midnight in Montgomery

Juneau, Alaska
Funeral for a Friend, Juneau

Tallahassee, FL
Freddy Cannon, Tallahassee Lassie

Phoenix, AR
Jimmy Webb, By the Time I Get to Phoenix

Santa Fe, NM
The Bellamy Brothers, Santa Fe (weird song)

Salt Lake City, UT
The Beach Boys, Salt Lake City

Little Rock, AR
Reba McEntire, Little Rock

Augusta, ME
Dave Loggins, Augusta

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One Response to Capital Songs

  1. Chris says:

    Gotta give Dave Loggins “Please Come to Boston,” too. Apparently he’s the only person writing songs about New England state capitals. Good luck finding a song about Hartford, though.

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