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The Poetics of American Song Lyrics$
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Charlotte Pence

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031564

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.001.0001

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The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

David Kirby

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter analyzes Otis Redding’s song “I’ve Got Dreams to Remember” and its different versions, highlighting a number of landmarks in Macon, Georgia along the way including Macon City Auditorium, Nu-Way Weiners, and Hummingbird Soundstage and Tap Room. It considers the idea of variability, and how it might be the norm when discussing poetry and songs.

Keywords:   songs, Otis Redding, Dreams to Remember, Macon, Georgia, Macon City Auditorium, Nu-Way Weiners, Hummingbird Soundstage, variability, poetry

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