A Theme Song For Ballston Spa, New York – Your Town Thursday [AUDIO]
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
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!