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Lake Wobegon Trail

On the Lake Wobegon Trail
With the wind at our backs we will sail
Past hog farms and dairy
Across the wide prairie
In a lilac breeze
As slow as we please
And whistle our way past the cemetery.

Oh what is so fine
In the summer sunshine
As a bicycle ride
With you by my side,
Past cornfield and pond, barn and homestead,
On the old roadbed of the Great Northern line.
Through St. Joe and Avon it goes,
Albany, Freeport, Melrose,
Past maples and red oaks
And pastures and meadows
And thirty-five years of old radio shows.

Who knows how much farther we'll go?
The western sun is low.
But I'm thrilled with you near
And tonight the sky will be clear
So let's rest beneath the cottonwood trees,
Then ride by the light of the Pleiades
At another day and a year.

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Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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