Monday, November 3, 2008

Silly Songs: Lincoln Park Pirates

Steve Goodman: Lincoln Park Pirates


There are probably many people who know the song, “City of New Orleans” because of Arlo Guthrie’s hit version. Many of these people have probably heard some version or other of the classic folksong, “The Dutchman”. A still smaller subset knows that both of these songs were written and originally performed by Steve Goodman. If you then explore the Goodman songbook, you quickly discover that he had a great sense of humor.

“The Lincoln Park Pirates” is Goodman’s description of the parking situation in Chicago at the time he wrote the song. I’ll let him take it from there.

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