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Does anyone know of a song called "Bowling Green"?

Asked by faye (17852points) December 31st, 2009

I liked a song in the early 70’s and I thought it was called ‘Bowling Green”. No one I know remembers it so I must have the title wrong. I’ve tried to google it- no luck. It was a laid back lazy song. Maybe it had bowling green in the chorus

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DeanV's avatar

Wasn’t the Everly Brothers by any chance?
They do have a song called “Bowling Green”, recorded in 1970ish.

Darwin's avatar

As the redouibtable Wikipedia says:

”“Bowling Green” is a 1967 single by The Everly Brothers. The song peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 on July 8, 1967. It would be the final time The Everly Brothers would crack the list. The song is about Bowling Green, Kentucky and was written by Terry Slater & Jacqueline Erte, Slater was their bass player. The song has also been recorded by Glen Campbell, the Gosdin Brothers, Neko Case and “We IV or We Four.” It is BMI Work #144111.”

You can listen to Neko Case’s version here.

There is also a folk song by that same title recorded multiple times:

Bowling Green

Rm – Dinah

1. Boguslav, Raphael (Ray). Songs from a Village Garret, Riverside RLP 12–638, LP (1956), trk# A.02
2. Cousin Emmy (Cynthia May Carver). New Lost City Ramblers with Cousin Emmy, Folkways FTS 31015, LP (1968), trk# 9
3. Government Issue Orchestra. Government Issue Orchestra, Cake vs Pie 1, CD (2006), trk# 1
4. Kossoy Sisters. Bowling Green and Other Folksongs from the Southern Mountains, Tradition TLP 1018, LP (1956), trk# 1
5. Kossoy Sisters. Raim, Ethel and Josh Duncan (eds.) / Grass Roots Harmony, Oak, Sof (1968), p34
6. Kossoy Sisters. Banjo Music of the Southern Appalachians, Olympic OL-6173, LP (197?), trk# A.02
7. Kossoy Sisters. Sing Out Reprints, Sing Out, Sof (1959), 6, p53
8. Seeger, Mike; and Alice Gerrard. Mike Seeger and Alice Gerrard, Greenhays GR 704, LP (1980), trk# 1
9. Seeger, Pete. Seeger, Pete / How to Play the Five String Banjo, Seeger, sof (1962), p20
10. Weavers. Weavers at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 2, Vanguard VRS-9075, LP (1964/1960), trk# A.05 [1960] (Good Old Bowling Green)

Bowling Green

1. Davenport, Clyde. Puncheon Camps, Appal. Center Ser. AC 002, Cas (1992), trk# 15

faye's avatar

Wow, Thanks, that’s it! I loved hearing it again = being 16, suntanning in the back yard with my red AM transister radio.

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