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September 8, 2013

'Way down in Kokomo...'

City of Firsts described many ways in song.

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Other songs with a Kokomo reference:

"The Kokomo Medley," sung by Grammy award winning singer Bonnie Raitt on her 1995 album "Road Tested." In the song's chorus she sings, "Kokomo me baby. Kokomo me right. Kokomo your mama. She'll be back tomorrow night. I'd like to cry in your arms tonight. Baby don't you wanna go? Right on to Lemon Light City. Sweet home Kokomo."

Sources: bonnieraitt.com and YouTube.com

"No Particular Place to Go," sung by Chuck Berry in 1964 on the album "St. Louis to Liverpool." In a verse he croons, "No particular place to go. So we parked way out on the Kokomo. The night was young and the moon was bold. So we both decided to take a stroll."

Source: chuckberry.com

"Somebody Help Me," sung by John Fogerty on his 2007 album "Revival." He mentions Kokomo in a verse. He sings, "I been all around the world searching for my baby. Tell me where can she be. Lookin' high and low. Way back in Kokomo. It's still a mystery."

Sources: johnfogerty.com and YouTube.com

"Kokomo," by John Prine. He sang, "I long to be inside my home where the rafters are thick with men's cologne, men's cologne. For if I were a tree. I know where I would grow. But my body is in Guam. My mind is in Kokomo. Kokomo, Indiana."

Source: jpshrine.org

[Editor's note: This may not be a complete list of songs that reference Kokomo.]

Lindsey Ziliak, Tribune education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8585 or at lindsey.ziliak@kokomotribune.com.

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