"Please Come to Boston" is a song that was recorded and written by American singer-songwriter Dave Loggins. It was released in April 1974 as the first single from his album Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) and was produced by Jerry Crutchfield. It spent two weeks at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974; it spent one week atop the Billboard Easy Listening chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Male Pop Vocal performance. The three verses of the song are each a plea from the narrator to a woman whom he hopes will join him in, respectively, Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles, with each verse concluding: "She said "No - boy would you come home to me""; the woman"s sentiment is elaborated on in the chorus which concludes with the line: "I"m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee. " Tennessee is the home state of Dave Loggins, who has said of "Please Come to Boston" - "The story is almost true, except there wasn"t anyone waiting so I made her up. In effect, making the longing for stronger. It was a recap to my first trip to each of those cities...
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Please come to Boston for the SpringtimeI"m stayin" here with some friends and they"ve got lots of roomYou can sell your paintings on the sidewalkBy a café where I hope to be workin" soonPlease come to BostonShe said "No, would you come home to me?"And she said, "Hey ramblin" boy now won"t cha settle down?""Boston ain"t your kinda town""There ain"t no gold and there ain"t nobody like me""I"m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"Please come to Denver with the snowfallWe"ll move up into the mountains so far that we can"t be foundAnd throw "I love you" echoes down the canyonAnd then lie awake at night till they come back aroundPlease come to DenverShe said "No, boy, would you come home to me?"And she said, "Hey ramblin" boy why don"t cha settle down?""Denver ain"t your kinda town""There ain"t no gold and there ain"t nobody like me"""Cause I"m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"Now this drifter"s world goes "round and "roundAnd I doubt that it"s ever gonna stopBut of all the dreams I"ve lost or foundAnd all that I ain"t gotI still need to lean toSomebody I can sing toPlease come to LA to live foreverCalifornia life alone is just too hard to buildI live in a house that looks out over the oceanAnd there"s some stars that fell from the skyLivin" up on the hillPlease come to LAShe just said "No, boy, won"t you come home to me?"And she said, "Hey ramblin" boy why don"t cha settle down?""LA can"t be your kinda town""There ain"t no gold and there ain"t nobody like me""No, no, I"m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee""I"m the number one fan of the man from Tennessee"
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Dave Loggins David Allen "Dave" Loggins (born November 10, 1947 in Mountain City, Tennessee) is a singer, songwriter and musician. He is widely remembered for his 1974 composition "Please Come to Boston", which was a top-10 hit in the U.S. for him, and was subsequently covered by numerous other artists. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995. Besides being a musician, Loggins was previously employed as a draftsman at Bristol Metals, and as an insurance salesman.
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