Cabbagetown

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song name Cabbagetown
artist They Might Be Giants
releases I Palindrome I (EP), The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP) [European Release], TMBG Clock Radio
year 1992
first played August 1982 (2 known performances)
run time 2:56
sung by John Flansburgh


Trivia/Info

  • From TMBG Unlimited: "Cabbagetown is in fact a real place, a quite dilapidated part of inner-city Atlanta, and yet the description of dogs and porches is actually completely accurate as Cabbagetown is one of the few remaining parts of that city that is a throw back to its more rural vibe."
  • The Dial-A-Song version of the song used the line "He said camels have hard eyes and dead men don't talk back" in place of "With a bottle in one hand and another in the other".
  • This was one of the songs played by TMBG at their very first live show.

Song Themes

Animals, Cities, Death, Drinking, Falling, Food, Relatives, Sea, Time, Transportation

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