May 1, 2010
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GK......brought to you by Iowa. It's not just for hogs anymore. Don't you owe it to yourself to have an Iowa experience?

Fly me to Des Moines
Let me play in Waterloo
Let me see what spring is like
In Davenport with you
In other words, let's plant corn
In other words, baby, let's go.

GK: Yes, Iowa. How many times have you flown from New York to San Francisco and looked down and saw the Mississippi and that little state shaped like a sandwich and you regretted never having seen it and met those people and driven those roads­— don't regret missing out on Iowa. Go. See it. Be there.


Regrets? I've had a few,
But then again, too few to mention.
And down in Waterloo
I learned to fix a tractor engine.

I've plowed, I've plastered walls
I've planted corn – and seen what happens
And now— that Cedar Falls
I find Cedar Rapids

To think I went to Ames
And Ottomwa, right on the highway-
Oh yes. Yes, I was there.
I went to Io- way.

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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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