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    And finally... Foster began his career in the...

    And finally...

    Foster began his career in the 1840s writing songs in the minstrel style. He had several big hits, including "Oh Susannah," "Camptown Races" and "The Old Folks at Home." It's a fact...
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    It was only in 1986 the lyrics were changed.... ...

    It was only in 1986 the lyrics were changed....

    Mostly likely, the song comes across as a nostalgic ode to a more genteel time in the life of the South. But that's not the song that Foster wrote...
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    The song for Chicago is "Go, Cubs, Go!" by Steve...

    The song for Chicago is "Go, Cubs, Go!" by Steve Goodman who wrote "City of New Orleans"
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    In England cities don't have songs but football...

    In England cities don't have songs but football clubs do.....

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greasy_Chip_Butty_Song
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    Interesting indeed....

    Interesting indeed....
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    Any popular tune that dates from the Antebellum...

    Any popular tune that dates from the Antebellum South is probably going to be weird.

    Sunset laws were still in force through the 1950s.
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    I too like the pageantry...one of my favorite...

    I too like the pageantry...one of my favorite events to watch.
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    I like how they kept the old pavilion and towers...

    I like how they kept the old pavilion and towers at Churchill Downs....even though they are completely dominated now it helps connect with the past..something Phil Knight has zero interest in...
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