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- Actually, it makes me think about Merry-Go-Rounds. --188.8.131.52 00:08, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
- Sure, and the merry-go-round too. And men walking around in seersucker suits & white straw hats. And women wearing petticoats & fluffy knickers under billowy dresses, carrying lacy parasols while sipping mint juleps & saying things like "my dear gracious!" because a lady doesn't cuss. And little scallywags playing marbles on the dirt road.
- And the fat town mayor sweating in his full four-piece suit in July checking his pocket watch because at 2:00 he's going to be cutting a ribbon for the grand opening of the new town library. A photographer waits. He has a big box camera with a velvet shroud. Pop!
- After the photo op, the photographer goes to the other side of town square (next to the statue of Honest Abe) to take a picture of the farm board director awarding a blue ribbon to the owner of a large pig. Pop! Then it's over to the steps of the chamber of commerce to snap the chairman welcoming the proprietor of a textile mill to be built by the river. Pop!
- Later that night in the darkroom, the pictures are being developed. Soon, the photographer's face expresses consternation. (At this point, Linnell's tune reaches the 1:00 mark where the "demented" notes intrude.) We see coming into focus the mayor's face in a leering expression toward the librarian's bosom. As the second picture develops, the photographer's loupe centers on a handful of currency being passed from the farmer to the board director. The music reaches maximum disharmony as the third picture shows, folded behind the chairman's back, a newspaper headline accusing the textile proprietor of dumping poison in the waterways of towns in other counties.
By Thy Rivers Gently Flowing
I think this song is actually a heavily altered version of the actual state song of Illinois (which is simply called "Illinois"), which in itself just uses the melody of Baby Mine. Signed, DonutEater (talk) 19:51, 3 May 2021 (EDT)