Okay, folks, Vermont is picturesque and friendly and tasty (just try the pie!). Unfortunately, that doesn’t translate into songsters waxing poetic about the Green Mountain State. Sure, I could have cribbed songs from all the online playlists; however, this part of my project relies on me curating a list of what fits for us. That’s why you didn’t find Sinatra’s “New York, New York” on my New York list. It’s too easy.
Moonlight in Vermont: I’m a hypocrit. This song comes up with any Vermont googling. Yeah, Sinatra croons the shit out of his version, but frankly, he’s a bore. Go with Lady Day on this one. She gives it real life.
‘Cross the Green Mountain: Hang with me here. There was a sequel to the movie Gettysburg. If you recall, Gettysburg was famous for, like the TV series M*A*S*H, being longer than the event portrayed on screen. Well, there was a sequel, which was by all accounts (the movie had fewer survivors than the event portrayed) terrible. But it had this song by Dylan. The source material for the lyrics came from actual Civil War letters and such and it’s pretty good. I don’t know if the title refers to the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont. But, to tell you the truth, I don’t really care.