Brand New '64 Dodge

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After Amazing Grace, this is my pick for the best song ever written. I love that the story of the song is not actually what the song is about. Walter Cronkite underscores that here.


The money comes out of Dad’s billfold/the hankies come out of Mom’s purse/The engine hardly makes a sound even when you put it in reverse/It’s got a push-button transmission,hardtop convertible, 4-door/It’s November of ‘63 and the brand new Dodge is a ‘64

And we’re driving slow down Main Street/I hear the asphalt and gravel crunch/Church is finally over and we’re going to have our Sunday lunch/And later I will play football with my buddies down in park/Later I’ll dream about my girlfriend as I lie alone in the dark.

She’s got short red hair and blue eyes/and her swimsuit’s also blue/ and her little brother is retarded/ but Jesus loves him, too/And Jesus loves our president/even though he is a Catholic/There’s a lot for a boy to think about as he walks along the railroad track

And my sister won’t get carsick ‘cause we’re going only half a mile/and the car still has that new car smell and dad looks like he might smile/and the world is big and full of Autumn and I’m hungry as can be/and we’re driving in our brand new ‘64 Dodge, November 1963


from Found Objects, released May 13, 2017
Written by Greg Brown
Dulcimer, mandolin, bass, guitar, piano, rhodes, organ, samples: BR
Drums: Josh Green
Walter Cronkite recordings retrieved from The Museum of Television History



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Butch Ross Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga multi-instrumentalist and mountain dulcimer maestro Butch Ross has tackled everything from Radiohead to Bach and come away with a renewed appreciation for what the humble dulcimer is capable of. His music is born from his respect for its abilities, a respect born from the years he's spent prying apart its pieces and discovering new sounds where none existed before. ... more

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