Friday, March 20, 2009

i was born in kansas

i had the radio on just now while i was dealing with some laundry, and down memory lane was on maine public radio, which is actually kind of an adorable show. and guess who i should hear singing i was born in kansas but frank sinatra!? i never in my wildest dreams imagined frank singing that song. in fact, i only ever imagined my own kansas-born relatives singing it. or me, singing it to myself. i was born in kansas, and i was partially bred in kansas, and when i got married, i was wed in kansas. i'd certainly never heard this verse before:

troubles end in kansas, folks unbend in kansas,
everyone will be your friend in kansas
and they'll be there to help me celebrate
with my sunflower from the sunflower state

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful discovery, the recording and the lyrics! But iTunes doesn't carry any versions of that song. -Pop

holly said...

i kind of thought the woodburys made that song up all those years i heard you sing it!

Mary said...

frank sinatra??? why ever??!

margot said...

holly, me too! i remember that song making me laugh and laugh.

margot said...
This comment has been removed by the author.