Hometown Tunes: Tucson In Song (Part 2)


My adopted home, Tucson, Arizona, has a rich history of lyrical name checking in popular music. Here’s the part two of a continuing saga of songs that reference “The Old Pueblo”.

Dogs D’Amour – Princess Valium (1990)

“We get letters from Tucson 200,000 years ago, oooh
Yeah, yeah, here she comes
Princess Valium (Princess Valium)
Oh, on a stallion, yeah (on a stallion)”.

Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony – Ghetto Cowboy (2000)

“These directions say we to Tucson, Arizona
When we arrive
Ill cop a place we can bunk
Meet my boy in tha mornin
For details and hook up”.

Marty Robbins – Ride Cowboy Ride (1960)

“Ride, cowboy, ride
Don’t ride too slow
Tucson’s a mighty long way yet to go
He started his long ride in Prescott
The sun was a hundred or more”.

The Beatles – Get Back (1970)

“Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn’t last
Jojo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
For some California grass”.




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