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September 6, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we just can't say goodbye to summer sunshine, so we're bringing you a show from the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, Vermont. With Suzy Bogguss, The Guy's All-Star Shoe Band, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week for our final grandstand rendezvous before the massive cold fronts descend, and darkness prevails once again on the Northern borders.

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Segment 1
00:00:13Tishomingo Blues
00:01:58GK talks about Vermont
00:02:48"My Love is Like A Red Red Rose" - GK/Shoe Band
00:07:25SFX script
00:11:44"I Want to Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" - Suzy Bogguss/ band
00:15:05"Somewhere Between" - Suzy and GK
00:17:57Guy Noir script
00:31:21Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
00:33:00"Arthritis Blues" - GK and Pat
00:36:18Café Boeuf script
00:40:07"Too Gone" - Pat Donohue/ band
00:44:42The Lives of the Cowboys
00:55:46GK talks about Helen Schneyer
00:56:40"I Forgive" - GK/ band
Segment 3
01:02:30Welcome Back to the 2nd Half
01:02:44"Tell My Ma" - GK/ band
01:04:56GK talks about the fair
01:05:30"Sleepless Nights" - Suzy Bogguss and band
01:09:48GK talks about the old schooldays
01:10:45"A Satisfied Mind" - Suzy/ GK
01:14:14"My Little Pumpkin Pie" - Rich/ band
01:17:17Catchup script
01:20:10GK reads sonnets
01:24:10"Moonlight in Vermont" - Rich and Andy
Segment 4
01:26:27News From Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 51
01:40:35"Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" - GK/Shoe Band
01:48:55Rhubarb script
01:52:46"Outbound Plane" - GK/ Suzy/Shoe Band
01:55:55"The Parting Glass" - GK/Shoe Band

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Pat Donohue provides some background guitar Sue Scott
Suzy Bogguss Pedal steel guitarist Joe Savage
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  • The Lives of the Cowboys
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  • Catchup
  • Rhubarb

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