New York, NY
GK:...our show brought to you by Minnesota. (RUM AND COCA-COLA) It's not just Norwegians, you know.
If you ever head for Canada
To get away from humanity
You may stop a little short
Because there is a real good state up north
You could come to Minnesota
It's a good place to go t'
It is good for goodness sakes
It's the land of ten thousand lakes.
GK: Minnesota. It's not just Norwegians, you know. We have Swedes, Finns, Germans, even some Icelanders. Why not give Minnesota a chance?
If you're tired of Manhattan
Looking for a place to get old and fat in
Pack your bag and head on over
You'll be happy as a gopher
You should come to Minnesota
Not Iowa or North Dakota
Home of the Vikings and the Twins
Where you do penance for your sins.
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).