Ok, Ballston Spa.  I know you waited a little while for this.  Your song got pre-empted because of the St. Jude Radiothon last week (but I'm sure you didn't mind - it's for a great cause).  Anyway  -better late than never, right? 

Here's the song if you don't want to read the "back story".  Lyrics are to follow

 

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Ballston Spa Song

Lyrics ©2012 Richie Phillips  All Rights Reserved

Parody of “Whiskey’s Gone” by Zac Brown

Let me tell you bout a town, it’s small, yes sir

named after a minister

A place where everybody gets to brag,

You name a town where you can see

a spiffy little bottle museum

and the birthplace of the plastic bag (yup)

If you’re a fan of baseball by the way

it’s the home of Abler Doubleday

and here’s something that will make you break out in laughter

Chances are pretty slim that you’ll find a street named after him

but there is one named after Sean McMaster

Ballston Spa ain’t no big city

You can safely walk around there after dark

Ballston Spa, where they’ve got free concerts

That’s a reason to hang out at Wiswall Park

There were folks in Hollywood who thought the scenery there looked good ,

the director and producers they concurred,

so they agreed without a doubt to bring those expensive cameras out

that’s where they filmed parts of “The Way We Were”

Fast forward to today, and I should tell you right away

there’s two fire departments, and the home of the County Seat

Ohhhh, and I also have been told

that two 19 year olds are renovating a movie theater on Front Street

Ballston Spa, where Mayor Romano says “Don’t forget the car show in October”

You know what else is there?  The Saratoga County Fair

I think that sums it up - this song is OVER!

This is Your Town    (end)

First and foremost, let me thank the amazing Kathy Hedgeman for sending all of the information used in this song.  I couldn't have done this one without her.

I had a "Devil Went Down To Georgia" type of beat in my head when I started to put this together, and somehow it morphed into Zac Brown's "Whiskey's Gone".  Don't ask me how that happened, but it did, nonetheless.

Hope you enjoyed this, Ballston Spa-ers!