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Old 03-27-2017, 04:06 PM
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"Dallas, got a soft machine
Houston, too close to New Orleans
New York's got the ways and means
but just won't let you be, oh no."

-Grateful Dead, Truckin'
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Plus two parodies (and no doubt others):

"Hippie From Olema" (California) which is a terrible rhyme and not an actual city, so let's skip it.

"A**hole from El Paso" (Texas)
"Okie from Muskogee" is its own parody. Back in my hippie days, I heard people sing it tongue-in-cheek for two years before I heard the Merle Haggard recording.


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"The kids in Bristol are sharp as a pistol
When they do the Bristol Stomp"

This refers to Bristol, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, the home town of The Dovells, who recorded it -- not Bristol Connecticut.
Nor does it refer to Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, "A Good Place To Live."
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Old 03-27-2017, 06:38 PM
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Does this count?

Gary, Indiana
Not Louisiana
Paris, France
New York or Rome
But Gary, Indiana,
Gary, Indiana
Gary, Indiana
My home, sweet, home!
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I had a morbid curiosity so I assembled all of the answers so far to see which city is ahead. Baton Rouge and Tupelo are tied at five each.

Alabama – Birmingham [Newman], Birmingham [Stones], Birmingham [Emmylou], Mobile [Wells], Mobile [Cher]
Alaska – Nome [Ginnie]
Arizona – Winona [Rte 66], Tucson [Tillis]
Arkansas – Little Rock [Marilyn]
California -San Francisco [Shango], San Diego [Shango], San Bernadino [Rte 66], Santa Fe [Stones], San Jose [Stones], San Jose [Way?], Hollywood [Hotel], Sanya Monica [Lehrer], Santa Ana [Lehrer], LA [Steve Miller], Los Angeles [Customs], Pasadena [Gardenia], Bakersfield [Owens], Gardena [Beastie], Compton [Cube], San Pedro [Hot Rod]
Colorado – Denver [Sinatra]
Connecticut – Old Lyme [CT’s For]
Delaware – Dover [Parton]
Florida – Jacksonville [Everglades], Tallahassee [Lassie], Tallahassee [Dylan], Davenport [Cash],
Georgia – Savannah [Hannah], Savannah [Nelly], Decatur [Operator], Atlanta [Reed], Atlanta [Nelly], Macon [Lucinda]
Hawaii – Honolulu [Lulu], Honolulu [Dylan]
Idaho – Boise [Noisy], Boise [MS Lars]
Illinois – Chicago [Stevens], Pekin [Kingpin], Kankakee [City], Moline [CCR]
Indiana – Indianapolis [Apples]
Iowa – Des Moines [Messina], Des Moines [Yakko], Waterloo [ABBA], Dubuque [Baseball], Sioux City [Sue]
Kansas
Kentucky – Paducah [Bazooka]
Louisiana – New Orleans [Yonder], New Orleans [Battle], New Orleans [Dead], Baton Rouge [Huey], Baton Rouge [Lucinda], Baton Rouge [Truckers], Baton Rouge [Garth], Baton Rouge [Dylan], Mamou [Cajun], Lafayette [Luncinda],
Maine – Portland [Sinatra]
Maryland – Baltimore [Streets]
Massachusetts – Boston [Taylor], Boston [Yakko]
Michigan – Kalamazoo [Gal], Detroit [Don’t Stop], Ypsilanti [Elvis]
Minnesota – St. Paul [Yakko], St. Paul [Cash]
Mississippi – Tupelo [Knopfler], Tupelo [John], Tupelo [Emmylou], Tupelo [Nick Cave], Tupelo [Billie Joe], Biloxi [Roxy]
Missouri – St Louis [Rte 66], Kansas City [Dylan]
Montana – Missoula [Jewel]
Nebraska – Omaha [Waylon]
Nevada – Carson City [Beefheart], Carson City [Breeders], Carson City [Yakko], Reno [Shuffle]
New Hampshire – Rye [Live Free or Die!], Manchester [Live Free or Die!]
New Jersey – Cape May [Red], Atlantic City [Bruce], Asbury Park [Porter], Palisades Park [Barris], Hackensack [Joel]
New Mexico – Albuquerque [Dylan], Albuquerque [Train]
New York – Schenectady [bone], Annadale [Steely], New Rochelle [Cohan], Syracuse [Dylan], New Rochelle [Hart], Barrytown [Steely], Manhattan [Beastie], Poughkeepsie [Elvis], Buffalo [Stones], Buffalo [Dead], Buffalo [Shuffle], Buffalo [Dylan]
North Carolina
North Dakota – Fargo [Buffett]
Ohio – Bowling Green [Everlys], Cleveland [Huey], Cleveland [Edmund], Ashtabula [Dylan], Cincinnati [Bee Gees]
Oklahoma – Oklahoma City [Rte 66], Muskogee [Okie]
Oregon – Tualatin [Eatin’]
Pennsylvania – Allentown [Joel], Philadelphia [Rodgers and Hart], Bristol [Stomp]
Rhode Island – Pettaquamscutt [T], Narragansett [T], Pawtuckett [Gutterball]
South Carolina – Myrtle Beach [Hagar]
South Dakota – Pierre [Yakko], Wounded Knee [Redbone]
Tennessee – Memphis [Stones], Maynardville [Mitchum], Butcher Holler [Coal], Jackson [Cashes], Nashville [Spoonful]
Texas – Amarillo [Rte 66], Abilene [Waylon], Abilene [Strait], El Paso [Robbins], El Paso [A**hole], El Paso [Train], Austin [Yakko], Texarkana [Strait], Galveston [Strait], Temple [Strait], LaGrange [ZZ], Texarkana [Reed], Galveston [Campbell], Dallas [Loesser]
Utah – Salt Lake City [Mormon]
Vermont
Virginia – Newport News [Woody], Roanoke [Wagon]
Washington – Seattle [Waits], Seattle [Weird Al], Tacoma [Steve Miller], Seattle [Toddies]
West Virginia – Morgantown [Mitchell], Wheeling [Tillis]
Wisconsin – Milwaukee [Polka], Eau Claire [Dance]
Wyoming – Cheyenne [Dylan]
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Here's your Kansas:
(We're Not) The Jet Set - George Jones and Tammy Wynette
"There's no Riviera
In Festus, Missouri*
And you won't find Onasis
In Mullinville, Kansas"

* "Missoura"
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Old 03-27-2017, 08:12 PM
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The Everly Brothers' Bowling Green is in Kentucky, not Ohio.

A man in Kentucky sure is lucky
To live down in Bowling Green.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:08 AM
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The Everly Brothers' Bowling Green is in Kentucky, not Ohio.

A man in Kentucky sure is lucky
To live down in Bowling Green.
Thanks!
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:34 AM
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Here's Kansas:

I'm going to Wichita
Far from this opera for evermore
I'm gonna work the straw
Make the sweat drip out of every pore

- White Stripes, Seven Nation Army
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Here's your Kansas:
(We're Not) The Jet Set - George Jones and Tammy Wynette
"There's no Riviera
In Festus, Missouri*
And you won't find Onasis
In Mullinville, Kansas"

* "Missoura"
But those are State name rhymes. The thread asks for city name rhymes.
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Jack Straw by the Grateful Dead:

Jack Straw from Wichita
cut his buddy down
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My Cousin in Milwaukee, written by the Gershwins and sung by Ella Fitzgerald

I got a cousin in Milwaukee
She's got a voice so squawky
And though she's tall and kind of gawky
Oh, how she gets the men
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Jack Straw by the Grateful Dead:

Jack Straw from Wichita
cut his buddy down
Maybe it's just me, but I don't hear a rhyme there.

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Maybe it's just me, but I don't hear a rhyme there.
It's a stretch, but it's an internal rhyme in the first line.

Jack STRAW from WICHI-TAW
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Thank you, gigi.

Baltimore also has "Good Morning Baltimore" from Hairspray:

Good morning Baltimore
Every day's like an open door

And some day when I take to the floor

There's the flasher who lives next door

But what about North Carolina and Vermont?

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North Carolina:

Kind of a stretch, but this is from Kooley High's song, "Dear Raleigh":
Yo Dear Raleigh
Been about a half a year probably

I know we've already covered these states, but I really like this song, "Closer" by Chainsmokers:

Quote:
So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover
That I know you can't afford
Bite that tattoo on your shoulder
Pull the sheets right off the corner
Of the mattress that you stole
From your roommate back in Boulder
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Stay and play that Blink-182 song
That we beat to death in Tucson, okay

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North Carolina

Edie Brickelle manages to rhyme Ashville and email. When you get to Ashville.

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BTW, Asshole from El Paso is by the one and only, original (and definitely NOT an asshole) Richard "Kinky" Friedman.
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Here's another one to add to the Pennsylvania list:

There's a pawnshop on a corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
by Guy Mitchell Written by Bob Merrill Peaked at # 4 in 1952)

(There's a pawnshop on a corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
And I walk up and down 'neath the clock
(By the pawnshop on a corner in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
But I ain't got a thing left to hock

...

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For Massachusetts, courtesy of Larry Flint and the Sour Mash Boys:

It's so lonely in Braintree with you in Methuen
It's almost like living in Lowell.

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I think some people are missing the premise of the thread. It's city names that rhyme with something. What do Pittsburgh, Braintree, Methuen and Lowell rhyme with?

Just consider the song Wakko's America :


Texas has Austin, then we go north to
Massachusetts, Boston; and Albany, New York
Tallahassee, Florida; and Washington D.C.
Santa Fe, New Mexico; and Nashville, Tennessee.


Austin and Boston rhyme with each other. They both count. Washington DC rhymes with Tennessee, so that counts.

Albany, Tallahassee, Santa Fe and Nashville don't rhyme with anything in the song, so they DON'T count.
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What do ..Braintree, Methuen and Lowell rhyme with?
Lonely-Braintree, You in- Methuen, Lowell-the other lines in the song.

Then there's Shel Silverstein (writer) and Bobby Bare (singer) with
I've been lost in Austin
Juiced in Houston,
Don't remember Dallas,
But Dallas won't be soon forgettin' me ...
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Hank Snow followed up his "I've Been Everywhere" (already posted as a Johnny Cash song) with "I Ain't Been Anywhere":

I ain't seen London, Paris, Washington, Chicago,
Bombay, Mandalay, Calgary, Cashmere,
Thailand, Ireland, Iceland, Greenland,
Halifax, Poland, Switzerland, Scotland,
Liverpool, Dry Gulch, Tombstone, Moscow,
Carlsbad, Leningrad, Stalingrad, too bad!
...

Siam, Amsterdam, Oslo, Rotterdam,
Birmingham, Tokyo, Melbourne, Saigon,
Trinidad, Hong Kong, Florida, Reykjavik,
Copenhagen, Berlin, Congo, Key West,
Petersburg, Wallisburg, Cherbourg, Luxemburg,
Chalush, Toronto, Cripple Creek, I am sick!
...

Kumquat, Limerick, Inverness, Loch Ness,
Swansea, Cuanda, Colombo, Gold Coast,
Edinburgh, Singapore, Galveston, Okinawa,
Blarney, Killarney, Karachi, Pyongyang,
Warsaw, Tarancan, Down, Libya,
Goose Bay, Labrador, Outer Space, no place!
...

Ohio, Toledo, Wexford, Frankfurt,
Silverton, Norfolk, Alamo, Sabula,
Brighton, Kiowa, Denmark, Dover,
Chalis, Rio, Lima, Philippines,
Hebrides, Hawaii, Portland, Cleveland,
Leipzig, Laramie, Horsehair, nowhere!



The original was from Australia, written by Geoff Mack and recorded by Lucky Starr:
Been to Tullamore, Seymour, Lismore, Mooloolaba,
Nambour, Maroochydore, Kilmore, Murwillumbah,
Birdsville, Emmaville, Wallaville, Cunnamulla,
Condamine, Strathpine, Proserpine, Ulladulla,
Darwin, Gin Gin, Deniliquin, Muckadilla...

I've been to Moree, Taree, Jerilderie, Bambaroo,
Toowoomba, Gunnedah, Caringbah, Woolloomooloo,
Dalveen, Tamborine, Engadine, Jindabyne,
Lithgow, Casino, Brigalow and Narromine,
Megalong, Wyong, Tuggerawong, Wangarella,
Morella, Augathella, Brindabella, I'm the feller...

I've been to Wollongong, Geelong, Kurrajong, Mullumbimby,
Mittagong, Molong, Grong Grong, Goondiwindi,
Yarra Yarra, Boroondara, Wallangarra, Turramurra,
Boggabri, Gundagai, Narrabri, Tibooburra,
Gulgong, Adelong, Billabong, Cabramatta,
Parramatta, Wangaratta, Coolangatta, what's it matter?
...

I've been to Ettalong, Dandenong, Woodenbong, Ballarat,
Canberra, Milperra, Unanderra, Captain's Flat,
Cloncurry, River Murray, Kurri Kurri, Girraween,
Terrigal, Fingal, Stockinbingal, Collaroy and Narrabeen,
Bendigo, Dorrigo, Bangalow, Indooroopilly,
Kirribilli, Yeerongpilly, Wollondilly, don't be silly.


There, that'll hold ya for awhile.
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Lonely-Braintree, You in- Methuen, Lowell-the other lines in the song.
Okay, fair enough. I stand corrected.

I don't know the song. It didn't look like a rhyme.
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The Magnetic Fields' "Goin' Back to the Country":

And I'm gonna fly back to Wyoming
And never more my friends I'll go a-roaming
I'm gonna fly back to Laramie
Let Laramie take care of me till they bury me.
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Montpelier, Vermont, courtesy of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's "Traveling Salesman's Young Wife Home Alone On Christmas In Montpelier, VT":
Quote:
Here comes the frost that freezes every year
Shutter windows hang the Advent calendar
What are you doing on your own with frozen ears
I know we're changing like the trees in Montpelier
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The Magnetic Fields' "Goin' Back to the Country":

And I'm gonna fly back to Wyoming
And never more my friends I'll go a-roaming
I'm gonna fly back to Laramie
Let Laramie take care of me till they bury me.
Two states with the same reference:

"And your eyes are Kansas City
In Kansas and in Missouri"
-Long Vermont Roads

Also from the brand new album (I had to look this place up):

"We lived in Paia, hippie central"

Lots of NYC references, of course, but those aren't new.
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Just a reminder, everyone: Excerpts from a song are OK, but don't quote the entire lyrics, as that's a copyright violation.
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When you see folks (Having their after dinner chats)
All polite and classy (Gentlemen all remove their hats)
And every smile (Perfect harmony and peace)
Bids you stay and rest, (Hand the porter your valise)
Get off that train, (Sit down and rest your chassis, )
You're in Tallahassee (The Capital City of Florida and)
The Southland at its best!

I think Bing Crosby had one for every city in America.
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Jon Young did his part representin' for the O-Town, baby, in "City I Luv":

Welcome to Orlando
Where the music jam slow
..
From APK (Apopka) to the Hills
Bithlo To Sanford
I claim it all as my block
Some say datz absurd


He also rhymes "O" with "do's" and "Seminole", so count that if you like.

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And there's Tom Paxton's I Lost My Heart on a 747:

I lost my heart on a 747,
Halfway to heaven,
Passing over Des Moines.
Her looks were smart,
I met her in the aisle,
She gave me her smile,
I knew our futures we΄d join.

Which ends:

She΄s gone.
Now we΄ll never fly united,
A promise unrequited,
No future to join.
Our love is on a 747,
Halfway to heaven,
Passing over Des Moines.

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"Okie from Muskogee" is its own parody. Back in my hippie days, I heard people sing it tongue-in-cheek for two years before I heard the Merle Haggard recording.


Nor does it refer to Bristol, Virginia/Tennessee, "A Good Place To Live."
And ground zero for country music.
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Anyone remember Midnight Cowboy and Harry Nilsson's I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City?

I'm so tired of getting nowhere
Seein' my prayers goin' unanswered
I guess the Lord must be in New York City

Well, here I am, Lord, knockin' at your back door, hmm
Ain't it wonderful to be where I've always wanted to be?
For the first time, I'll breathe free
Here in New York City
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Without going back and reading nearly 200 posts, theres "Sioux City Sue", for Iowa.
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I know that New York has been covered, but it's still worth adding the "Upstate New York Waltz" by Si Kahn and Tom Chapin. The lyrics recount a love affair, from its beginning:

We'd met unexpectedly
Deep in Schenectady

to its sad end:

But on a safari to Canajoharie
She was just climbing the walls.
We barely were speakin'
When we got to Beacon,
And broke up in Wappingers Falls.

A dozen or so other cities and towns get rhymed along the way.

Full lyrics here: http://www.tomchapin.com/docs/lunyw.html
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Kermit Ruffins changed Louis Armstrong's song "Christmas in New Orleans" to "Monday Night in New Orleans:

Way down in New Orleans,
the land of dreams,
Big juicy pig tails
in a pot of red beans,
on Monday night in New Orleans.
So baby,
don't look so mean,
fix me some beans,
before you know it
I done licked the plate clean,
on Monday night in New Orleans.
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Okay. I am resurrecting this thread to ask why nobody posted Huddie Ledbetter's classic, only been covered about 100 times even in modern music, song Cotton Fields

When I was a little bitty baby
My mama would rock me in the cradle
In them old cotton fields back home

It was down in Louisiana
Just about a mile from Texarkana
In them old cotton fields back home
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I've been racking my brain to try to come up with a Tennessee city/town that qualifies. I've been all over the South but it finally hit me: several TN towns get mentioned and at least one rhymes in Robert Mitchum sings The Ballad of Thunder Road -- many Kentucky towns get mentioned, too, but Maynardville is in Tennessee!
Long distance information, give me Memphis Tennessee...
Pardon me boy, but is that the Chattanooga choo-choo...
Nashville Cats
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Good catch, Chefguy, because I thought that was either fictitious or in Kentucky.

Has anybody got one for Mississippi, yet?
It's so neat to beat your feet in the Mississippi mud
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What city name is in that, and what does it rhyme with?
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Steely Dan, "My Old School." You get a triple helping of Annandale, and one California for dessert:

..............................

I remember the thirty-five sweet goodbyes
When you put me on the Wolverine Up to Annandale
It was still September, When your daddy was quite surprised
To find you with the working girls in the county jail

Oleanders growing outside her door
Soon they're gonna be in bloom Up in Annandale
I can't stand her Doing what she did before
Living like a gypsy queen In a fairy tale

California tumbles into the sea
That'll be the day I go Back to Annandale
Tried to warn you About Chino and Daddy Gee
But I can't seem to get to you Through the U.S. Mail
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Annandale (I'm gonna say Virginia, tho it's probably NY):

When California tumbles into the sea
That'll be the day I go back to Annandale
Tried to warn you about Chino and Daddy Gee
But I can't seem to get to you through the U.S. Mail

--"My Old School," Steely Dan
I came to say "No, no, this definitely referring to Annandale, VA. Same state that William & Mary is in."

But, alas, turns out it isn't:

http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=7629
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The "Old School" referred to in this song is Bard College in Annendale, New York, where Donald Fagen and Walter Becker met. The song is at least partially inspired by an event that occurred at Bard, where both Becker and Fagen, along with their girlfriends, were arrested in a pot raid on a party that was orchestrated by an ambitious young District Attorney named G. Gordon Liddy (hence the line "Tried to warn ya about Geno and Daddy G"). Despite the fact that California has not (yet) tumbled into the sea, both Fagen and Becker have returned to Bard.
Mind you, the Wolverine still doesn't go there, being a Michigan/Indiana route.

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Old 08-17-2018, 08:17 AM
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Another bump, asking why nobody has mentioned the one song using a city's name as a rhyme that some of us have heard the most times, the one that I heard this morning in a full length version playing at McDonald's:

Baby, if you've ever wondered,
Wondered what ever became of me.
I'm living on the air in Cincinnati
Cincinnati, WKRP
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Unless the singer is putting the stresses in really weird places, "became of me" doesn't really rhyme with "Cincinnati". A proper rhyme goes all the way from the vowel of the last stressed syllable to the end of the word, which means that you need to match the "ati", not just the "i".
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Me, ti, and P do rhyme, at least to my ears.
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Another from Pennsylvania;

“I was born in Mechanicsburg
My daddy worked for Pontiac ‘til he got hurt”

“The Factory” by Warren Zevon
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Me, ti, and P rhyme, but "became of me" doesn't rhyme with "Cincinnati".
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Wordburglar "Rhyme O'clock"

from Halifax to Orlando
we run the millennium
Like Han or Lando

Ok he did rhyme Orlando with "or Lando" but at least its clever.
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Not exactly what the OP asked for, since it's state names, not cities, and none of them exactly rhyme, but the first thing I thought of was Perry Como's 1959 novelty song, "Delaware," which references no fewer than 15 US states.

Oh what did Del-a-ware boy, what did Delaware
What did Del-a-ware boy, what did Delaware
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
She wore a brand New Jersey,
That's what she did wear

One, two, three, four
Oh, why did Cali-fon-ia
Why did Cali-fon
Why did Cali-fon-ia
Was she all alone

She called to say Ha-wa-ya
She called to say Ha-wa-ya
She called to say Ha-wa-ya
That's why she did call

And it goes on like that. Pretty corny.
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Jim Croce's Operator was playing at the store:

She's been living in LA
With my best, old, ex-friend Ray
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Arlo Guthrie's Comin' Into Los Angeles:

Comin' into Los Angeles
Bringin' in a couple of keys
Don't touch my bags if you please
Mister customs man
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Originally Posted by Annie X-mas
Arlo Guthrie's Comin' Into Los Angeles:

Comin' into Los Angeles
Bringin' in a couple of keys
Don't touch my bags if you please
Mister customs man
Already quoted by Typo Negative in post #71, a scant four years ago.

Unless I've missed it, we haven't seen "Everything's Up to Date in Kansas City" from the musical Oklahoma!, which rhymes the city name with "pretty".
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