Boston – If You Please – Massachusetts – Anita O’Day – A Mod Betty Fave!

Hometown road trip take two (and crossing my fingers I don’t lock my keys in the car this time-!)

Yep, heading back up to Massachusetts to see family and friends and fit in a retro roadstop or two. This time I’ll have my trusty sidekick Retro Roadhusband with me (he’s got a gig in Boston on Thursday night) , to help with the driving and the eating. Hoping to stop at a diner on the way up take the Retro Roadkids on a vintage excursion (destination yet to be determined) before heading home.

Indulge me as I share with you my travelin’ song for the weekend – click the title below to hear!

Massachusetts, as sung by (my fave) Anita O’Day
(the player is in the upper right hand corner, click the triangle to hear this marvelous ditty!)

When the porter yells Massachusetts
I’ll be there with bells, Massachusetts
Homesick as can be, Massachusetts
Only place for me, Massachusetts
Got a special date
With that New England State

How my heart will knock, Massachusetts
To see Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts
Want to roam around, Massachusetts
In Nantucket town, Massachusetts
I can hardly wait
I hope the train ain’t late

You can’t guess how much it means for me to be there
Childhood friends and childhood scenes for me to see there

`Neath blue skies above, Massachusetts
With the one I love, Massachusetts
Just like Jack and Jill, Massachusetts
We’ll climb Bunker Hill, Massachusetts
Spread the news around
I’m Massachusetts bound

As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory
When those minute men were done, they left a story

Where they speak with ee’s, Massachusetts
Boston if you pleese, Massachusetts
Where they can’t say can’t, Massachusetts
And where Aunt meets Aunt, Massachusetts
Spread the news around
I’m Massachusetts, Massachusetts bound!

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  • Richard @ The Bewildered Brit
    November 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    What a fantastic song! Have a great roadtrip!

  • Katie
    November 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Have to say I was psyched to get to join in on a little retroroadmap trip to Bliss Dairy and enjoy those crinkle cut fries, yum! looking forward to reading about the retro roadkids excursion 🙂

  • charliebanks
    August 26, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Loving your blog. I’m going through a bit of a Massachusetts phase– and this only increased it!


    • Mod Betty /
      August 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

      Charlie- Mass-a-chu-setts is a great state, so many great places in such a small package, you should definitely visit! Thanks for swinging by the Retro Roadmap!

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