Tune to Hum While Waiting for Iowa to Decide

We had a Victrola at my home when I was a child, and we used it to play recordings of stage musicals… over and over…so that every note or lyric from these recordings has been safely stored in long term memory.

In this political season, when my neural transmitters hear people talking about the Iowa caucuses, they  seek out and locate the section devoted to Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man to hear the song “Iowa Stubborn”.  One set of lines stands out as particularly appropriate:

There’s an Iowa kind of special
Chip-on-the-shoulder attitude.
We’ve never been without.”

The distinction about Iowa gives the listener a little insight about this part of the country that has such a big voice in the Nation’s politics. You can listen/watch to the sublime Robert Preston perform in the 1962 film version below:

So, what the heck? You’re welcome!



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