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The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
The Lyrics:
We come on the sloop John B My grandfather and me Around Nassau town we did roam Drinking all night Got into a fight Well I feel so broke up I want to go home
Why:
Nassau, in the Bahamas is mentioned in the first verse
Submitted by: Rick
Jan And Dean's, "Dead Man's Curve"
The Lyrics:
I flew past La Brea, Schwab's, and Crescent Heights
And all the Jag could see were my six taillights
He passed me at Doheny then I started to swerve
But I pulled her out and there we were at Dead man's curve.
Why:
La Brea Avenue, Crescent Heights Boulevard, and Doheny Drive in West Hollywood, California. Schwab's is the former Schwab's Pharmacy at 8024 Sunset Boulevard.
Submitted by: Bob
Beatles', "Rocky Raccoon"
The Lyrics:
" somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota" or "somewhere in the black mining hills of Dakota"
Why:
Refers to the gold mining district of the Black Hills of South Dakota. May reference a saloon in the old west town of Deadwood, South Dakota.
Submitted by: Abbey
Dire Straits', "Wild West End"
The Lyrics:
I saw you walking out Shaftesbury Avenue
Why:
Shaftesbury Avenue is a major street in London - famous for it's theatres.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Dire Straits', "In The Gallery"
The Lyrics:
Ignored by all the trendy boys in London and in Leeds
He might as well have been making toys or strings of beads
He could not be in the gallery
Why:
London and Leeds - major cities in England.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Dire Straits', "Sultans of Swing"
The Lyrics:
Way on down south, way on down south London town
Why:
The song is about a band playing in a pub in south London.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Dire Straits', "Southbound Again"
The Lyrics:
Every single time I roll across the rolling River Tyne
Why:
The Tyne is a major river in north east England - where the band comes from.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Widespread Panic's, "Fishwater"
The Lyrics:
Train carry me back
To New Orleans
Why:
New Orleans - city in Louisiana.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Widespread Panic's, "Henry Parsons Died"
The Lyrics:
He was baptized in every creek in Georgia
Devil still called his name
Why:
Georgia - US state.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
Bruce Springsteen's, "Atlantic City"
The Lyrics:
Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty
And meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Why:
Atlantic City, New Jersey A resort city famed for it's boardwalk and it's casinos.
Submitted by: Adrian Smith
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