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Andrew Francis Song Location Map

So, I saw this the other day. A map of all the locations in all of Bob Dylan’s songs.

Got me thinking. What would it look like if I did that? I know I don’t write a whole lot of songs that are location-specific, but I figured I’d give it a whirl.

And here’s what it looks like…so far:

Not a whole lot on there. And I think there’s a few more that I need to fill in. But for now, here are all the songs that link up to the specific locations:

A. Chicago, IL 

  1. I wrote an entire album of Chicago songs here, including:
    • Pilgrim of Sorrow
    • Mister Mayor Says (I’m Guided by the Love of Gold) (here’s a different version, and a video)
    • I’m a Jolly Biker (The Biker’s Lament)
    • Dollars & Change
    • The Talkin’ CTA Blues
    • Out in the Cold Cold Wind (here’s a different version)
  2. I Have No Idea from this album has a Chicago reference.
  3. Chicago, Chicago (versions 1 and 2)
  4. Talkin’ Tax Blues
  5. Talkin’ Bus Blues
  6. Big Cat Blues

B. Starkville, Mississippi

  • Southland Blues (I don’t say “Starkville” or even “Mississippi,” but it’s where this one was written) (versions 1 and 2)

C. Rio Grande River

D. Arizona

  • Brown-skinned Woman from this album. Also know as “Arizon-ee-o” here are versions 1 and 2.

E. Colorado

  • She’s Out On Her Own (version 1 and 2)

F. Fairway 12 Motel, Meadville, Pennsylvania 618, Conneaut Lake, PA

G. London, United Kingdom

H. Turkey

I. Puget Sound, WA

J. New York, NY

K. Deepwater Horizon Claims, Chef Menteur Highway, New Orleans, LA

  • The Sinking of the Deepwater Horizon (versions 1 and 2)

L. New Orleans, LA

M. Tahrir Square, Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

N. Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

O. Washington, DC

P. Baghdād, Iraq

That’s not so many, huh? Now I think I need to write some more location songs. Or at least use different locations as ways to explain different ideas in my songs. It’ll be something to try. Look for that in the songs I post every week (which I’ll be starting again in the next few weeks) over at my Tumblr blog.

Know of any others that I’ve written, recorded, or performed? Let me know and I’ll add them to the list.