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Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities, James McMurtry

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James McMurtry's, "Charlemagne's Home Town"
The Lyrics:
Won't you fly across that ocean
Take a train on down
Because the night's growing lonesome
In Charlemagne's home town
Who They Mention:
Charlemagne (French King)
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
James McMurtry's, "Restless"
The Lyrics:
If delivered with panache and a certain grace
Fingertips on satin lace
Cutting cards and quoting Proust
Whatever turns her wild mare loose
Who They Mention:
author Marcel Proust
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
James McMurtry's, "Where's Johnny"
The Lyrics:
Young Johnny, he really had a way
He did his homework on the school bus
And he always got an A
And the girls liked Johnny
More than anyone 'cept maybe Elton John
Later on in high school
He couldn't keep his red suspenders on
Who They Mention:
Elton John
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

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