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Lyr Req: I'm From New Jersey

Red Mascara 13 Nov 99 - 07:22 PM
Susan A-R 13 Nov 99 - 08:39 PM
dwditty 14 Nov 99 - 05:53 AM
margaret 14 Nov 99 - 07:53 PM
annamill 14 Nov 99 - 09:13 PM
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Subject: I'm From New Jersey
From: Red Mascara
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 07:22 PM

This is the unofficial state song of New Jersey and I need the words for a school report. I would be thankful for any assistance.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm From New Jersey
From: Susan A-R
Date: 13 Nov 99 - 08:39 PM

The only one I know is the John Gorka one I'm from New Jersey I don't expect too much If the world ended today I would adjust

I'm from New Jersey It's like Ohio, only more so

That one. I suspect it's not what you are after, but if it is, I'd suspect John Gorka would have a website and maybe lyrics. If you are still in need of it by say Monday evening, I'll try to write out the lyrics.

Susan (I'm from Vermont, but many of my Vermont friends are from New Jersey. :>)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm From New Jersey
From: dwditty
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 05:53 AM

The only one I know is Garden State Stomp in which Dave Van Ronk sings using only the names of towns in NJ. What exit?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm From New Jersey
From: margaret
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 07:53 PM

Hi. It's from John Gorka's really excellent album of 1991, called "Jack's Crows." In the liner notes to the song he says "I wanted to write a song that did not put down New Jersey but still told the truth. It's an attempt to answer some of the questions people have when they find out you are from New Jersey. I'm told 'great big hair' is also found elsewhere in the metropolitan New York City area, notably Long Island." Cheers, Margaret (from New York, with hair as flat as Marcia Brady's)

I'M FROM NEW JERSEY

I'm from New Jersey I don't expect too much If the world ended today I would adjust

I'm from New Jersey No I don't talk that way I watched too much TV When I was young

I'm from New Jersey My mom's Italian I've read those mafia books We don't belong

There are girls from New Jersey Who have that great big hair They're found in shopping malls I will take you there

I'm from New Jersey It's not like Texas There is no mystery I can't pretend

I'm from New Jersey It's like Ohio But even more so Imagine that

I know which exit And where I'm bound Tolls on the parkway They will slow you doen

New Jersey people They will surprise you Cause they're not expected To do too much

They will try harder They will go further Cause they never think That they are good enough

I'm from New Jersey I don't expect too much If the world ended today I would adjust I would adjust I would adjust


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I'm From New Jersey
From: annamill
Date: 14 Nov 99 - 09:13 PM

HEY!! That's about a different part of New Jersey then I know!! Well, actually I know it, but we don't mention it out loud....come find out for yourself at my gathering. It's pretty nice where I am, damn it!!

Love, annap


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