James K. Polk (Dial-A-Song Anthology Version)

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song name James K. Polk
artist They Might Be Giants
releases Dial-A-Song: 20 Years Of They Might Be Giants, A User's Guide To They Might Be Giants: Melody, Fidelity, Quantity
year 2002
run time 3:05
sung by John Linnell


  • This version seems to have the same instrumentation as the Factory Showroom version, but with distinctly different vocals. Linnell's vocal performance is more laid back and treble-y, among other subtle differences. Also, the mix of the instrumentation is a bit different. The most prominent difference is the placement and volume of the acoustic guitar in the stereo field.

Song Themes

Cities, Educational, History, People (Real), Politics, Presidents, Titles And Honorifics, US States, War, Military


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