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SONG TITLES and SONGS about DISTANCES & TRAVEL

I'll try to get this topic started with these song titles about DISTANCES/TRAVELING   ...........

 

*Travelin' Man     Ricky Nelson   which made it to #1 in 1961

 

*I Ran (So Far Away)     Flock of Seagulls

 

 

For a different approach, songs about  DISTANCES/TRAVELING...........

 

*Walk Away Renee'     The Left Banke

 

*Ferry Across The Mersey     Gerry & The Pacemakers

 

 

 

Uh, I am sorry if I led off with songs which you may have wanted to post here. How about this....wait a while and then post it....or post it now ! You see, repetition is OKAY Man Wink

 

Please understand, there's lots of freedom and latitude with this topic. Be creative....let's have plenty of laughs and plenty of wows like:  "Wow, I wish I had thought of that one!!" "Wow, that's a good one!!


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"Neanderthal Man" * Hot Legs (10cc)

Back to the Stone age

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsJnizbfDgk&ab_channel=PereAntonPedr%C3%B3sSangr%C3%A0

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Hotel Happiness: Brook Benton (he's checking out of Hotel Loneliness and checking into Hotel Happiness).

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"New Orleans" * Gary "U.S." Bonds

Recorded in a studio located in the basement of a record store in Norfolk, VA owned by Frank Guida.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4M9QPZw4fU&ab_channel=Twodawgzz

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"Africa"  by Toto

 

"I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation
I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"
It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had (ooh, ooh)"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IumakgbVXFU

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"Pata Pata" * Miriam Makeba

The first artist from Africa to popularize African music in the US Recorded in 1957 and released in the U.S. in 1967. "Pata Pata" is the name of a dance in Johannesburg.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0ha8MrejGo&ab_channel=SandraH.

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"Pata Pata" is a great add. We line danced to it  back in the days when I called square dances. I first heard Miriam Makeba on an album I still have, and is available on CD: "Belafonte Returns to Carnegie Hall". I checked; it is also available for download. HIGHLY recommended.

 

Fun fact: Miriam's language is Xhosa. That is the language spoken by Wakandans in the Marvel movies.

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I mentioned "Whiskey in the Jar" a couple of days ago. It turns out that the song was written about a highwayman named Patrick Fleming. The tune was also turned into a Civil War song by the Irish who fought in that war. Here, thanks to Irish Central, is an article about both:

 

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/origins-whiskey-jar?utm_campaign=Best+of+IC+-+Feb+1+-+202...

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YOU'VE REMINDED ME OF ANOTHER TRAVEL SONG-"WHISKEY RIVER"- WILLIE NELSON. (ALSO A WATER SONG!)
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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Can't Find My Way Home: Blind Faith

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Break On Through (To The Other Side): Doors

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WOW! GREAT ONE!
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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WOW1- LOVE ME SOME DOORS- WHAT ABOUT "THE END"?-"HE WENT INTO THE ROOM & HE WALKED ON DOWN THE HALL..."
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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How about, "Love Street" *  The Doors

I went thru there at Haight*Ashbury in 68', not as a resident but stationed nearby at Travis AFB. It changed from the summer of love, 67'. But it still was interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pldftoUbM80&ab_channel=AmaLia

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"Whiskey In the Jar" - a lot of people have recorded this one. Traveling and working on Gilgarry Mountain. As a highwayman. So...here are both sets of "The Highwaymen". 

 

https://youtu.be/UDPgJ8g91ek

 

https://youtu.be/mJgsCO_qK9o

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Dunno how far one would get on Whiskey walking thru Alabama, wanna try?

"Alabama Whiskey Song" * The D00RS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEghu3No8Bc&ab_channel=ThomasBosen

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LOVE THE DOORS- WELL DONE! SHOULD "THE END"& "L.A. WOMAN" BE INCLUDED?
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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"A Walk in the Black Forest" * Horst Jankowski

Summer 65'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQqHCb16MNg&ab_channel=musicmemories2010

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"Time of Your Life"  by Green Day

 

"Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go

So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time
It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PK2R0IwCiY&list=RD1PK2R0IwCiY&start_radio=1&t=3

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"GREEN DOLPHIN STREET"- JOHN COLTRANE, ET AL.
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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She'll Be Coming 'Round The Mountain (trad.)

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Suzanne: Judy Collins

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"Runaway Child, Running Wild" * the Temptations

Times sq, 42nd st. some seedy places.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3uNRGScc3I&ab_channel=Fran%C3%A7oisMiet

 

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"RNAWAY "- DEL SHANNON
EVEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP.
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A Thousand Miles Away - the Heartbeats

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"CLOUD NINE"- TEMPTATIONS;
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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Going to California-Led Zeppelin

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Duke Of Earl: Gene Chandler (As I walk through this world nothing can stop the Duke of Earl).

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ONE OF MY FAVORITES- I KNOW CHANDLER HAD A HIT WITH IT, BUT I THINK ORIGINAL ARTISTS WAS/WERE A GUY GROUP.
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@l483260l  "Suzanne" was written by Leonard Cohen. I think the biggest hit version was by Chad Mitchell. I think that was in 1967 or 1968. Fun fact about Chad: He had a folk group, The Chad Mitchell Trio. When he went solo the group went on as the Mitchell Trio. Chad was replaced by a kid named John Denver.

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