Anita O’Day – Massachusetts

Not heading home for a while yet, but here’s my theme song!

Anita O’Day sings Massachusetts

ANITAMICbw

MASSACHUSETTS
(Andy Razaf / Luckey Roberts)

When the porter yells Massachusetts
I’ll be there with bells, Massachusetts
Homesick as can be, Massachusetts
Only place for me, Massachusetts
Got a special date
With that New England State

How my heart will knock, Massachusetts
To see Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
Want to roam around, Massachusetts
In Nantucket town, Massachusetts
I can hardly wait
I hope the train ain’t late

You can’t guess how much it means for me to be there
Childhood friends and childhood scenes for me to see there

`Neath blue skies above, Massachusetts
With the one I love, Massachusetts
Just like Jack and Jill, Massachusetts
We’ll climb Bunker Hill, Massachusetts
Spread the news around
I’m Massachusetts bound

As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory
When those minute men were done, they left a story

Where they speak with ee’s, Massachusetts
Boston if you pleese, Massachusetts
Where they can’t say can’t, Massachusetts
And where Aunt meets Aunt, Massachusetts
Spread the news around
I’m Massachusetts, Massachusetts bound

Gene Krupa & His Orch. (vocal: Anita O’Day) – 1942
Also recorded by: Dinah Shore; The Hi-Lo’s;
Maxine Sullivan; Sally Stark; Andrews Sisters.

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October 2, 2009. I can't get it out of my head.

One Comment

  1. I’m Massachusetts Bound! « Retro Roadmap replied:

    […] Boston if you please, Massachusetts! […]

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