Indiana singer/songwriter Carrie Newcomer has agreed to allow the Indiana Humanities Council to use her song “I Wish I May, I Wish I Might” as the official theme song for its Food for Thought program.
A celebration of Indiana fairs and food festivals, the song demonstrates the way Indiana’s food and culture often are tightly intertwined. The song is from “Before & After,” Newcomer’s latest recording, and used courtesy of Rounder Records.
Check out the lyrics:
Sweet Corn Days in Oakland City,
The Apple Fest in Nappanee,
The Blueberry Cavalcade,
The Sacred Heart Polish Days,
Oktoberfest in Rensselaer,
Marshmallow Days in Ligonier,
The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon,
The Pork and Pumpkin Rendezvous.
At this year’s county fair
All our friends will be there.
Gather kin and cousins near,
And everything we love is here.
Soybean Fest in Rising Sun
Scarecrow Days in Wanatah
The Bean Blossom Jamboree,
Maple Syrup Fest in Wawasee,
Popcorn Fair in Versailles,
The Mennonite Relief Quilt Sale,
A fish fry, gala, holiday,
Covered Bridge and Dogwood Days.
There’ll be fireworks and lemonade
A tractor pull and fine parade.
There’ll be a gospel jubilee,
Right before they crown the Sausage Queen.
Bingo games and, polka bands,
Arts and crafts made by hand,
Pierogies, sweet corn on a stick,
Carnival rides think of it,
Now I am grown and miles away,
From apple nights and limestone days,
I wish I may I wish I might,
Be at the county fair tonight,
The song and full CDs by Carrie Newcomer can be purchased from http://carrienewcomer.com/#carrie-newcomer-store-music-dvds-shirts.html%E2%80%9D.