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Thread #118230   Message #2760322
Posted By: dwditty
05-Nov-09 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: RE: New Jersey State Song
I posted a link to THIS SONG above - Garden State Stomp (as recorded by Dave Van Ronk). There is certainly no argument that it is pure NJ as every word is the name of a place in the Garden State::
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1st Verse

Allamuchy
Hacklebarney
Rockaway
Piscataway.

HoHoKus
Secaucus
Lower Squankum
Fair Play.

Wanamassa
Succasunna
Manumuskin
Plumbsock.

BiValve
Buckshutem
Turkey Foot
Macanippock.

Jugtown
Feebletown
Nummytown
Rahway...
2

2nd Verse

Wickatunk
Manunka Chunk
Mantua
Mizpah.

Manasquan
Raritan
Matawan
Totowa.

Whippany
Parsippany
Penny Pot
Hackensack.

Batsto
Nesco
Metedeconk
Peapack.

Loch Arbour
Egg Harbor
Swinesburg
Caviar?
3

3rd Verse (A little faster)

Cheesequake
Boy Scout Lake
Moonachie
Tenafly.

Netcong
Watchung
Pluckemin
Mount Misery.

Bardonia
Ironia
Colonia
Weehawken.
Manahawkin
Mantoloking
Mahalala
Pennsauken.

Dutchtown
Ironbound
Frelinghuysen
and Lodi...
4

4th Verse (Still faster)

Hardscrabble
Double Trouble
Picatinny
Montague.

Muckshaw Pond
Oakanickon
Espanong
Ocean View.

Navesink
Shabakunk
Ongs Hat
Jumbo.

Wortendyke
Waterwitch Park
Blue Ball
Ringoes.

Matchaponix
Delawanna
Wawayanda