Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

The Beatles, Fargo style

It almost seems like you can't escape the Beatles in Fargo lately. Between newspaper and radio ads for Rain, the Beatles tribute band playing the Fargodome on Oct.

744096+therail1.gif

It almost seems like you can't escape the Beatles in Fargo lately.

Between newspaper and radio ads for Rain, the Beatles tribute band playing the Fargodome on Oct. 22, The Rail has had Beatles tunes stuck in its head like a hangover on New Year's Day.

But what if the Fab Four had not hailed from Liverpool, but Fargo instead?

The songs might have gone something like this:

"Got to Get You Into My Quilt"

ADVERTISEMENT

I was alone, I couldn't knit

But I could sew together patch work

My fingers bled, I couldn't stop

The setting sun was bringing on murk

Ooh, then I'd suddenly realize

Ooh, this could win me a first prize

When the time comes round for county fair

Got to get you into my quilt...

ADVERTISEMENT

"Eleanor Olson"

Ah, look at all the hungry Norskis

Ah, look at all the hungry Norskis

Eleanor Olson went to the church for the supper she once had to make

Faced with tough choices, picked out the hot dish she knew that she would have to bake

What would it take?

All the cream of mushroom, where can she get a can?

All the cream of mushroom, of that she's such a fan...

ADVERTISEMENT

"Sgt. Johnson's Sons

of Norway Band"

It vas 20 years ago today

Sgt. Johnson taught the band to play

They're still playing now despite the risk

That the fans will throw their lutefisk

So let me introduce to you

The act you've known for all these years

Sgt. Johnson's Sons of Norway Band

We're Sgt. Johnson's Sons of Norway Band

We hope you'll find us good enough

We're Sgt. Johnson's Sons of Norway Band

And we may sound a little rough

Sgt. Johnson's Sons of

Sgt. Johnson's Sons of

Sgt. Johnson's Sons of Norway Band

Beatles albums, Fargo style

And on what albums would some of these songs have appeared on?

- "Beet the Beatles"

- "Rommegrot Soul"

- "Magical Mystery Hotdish"

- "The White (As Snow) Album"

- "Lefse It Be"

- "Snowed-in Road"

To contact The Rail, send an e-mail to features editor Dean Rhodes at drhodes@forumcomm.com and he'll forward it to the responsible writers

Today's best bet

Eve's Action concert, 8:30 p.m., Women's Network of the Red River Valley hosts this event for "virgin voters."

Great Northern Brewery, downtown Fargo

What To Read Next
Nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care, also known as charity care; yet eligibility and application requirements vary across hospitals. Could you qualify? We found out.
Columnist Carol Bradley Bursack explains the differences between Alzheimer's, dementia and other common forms of dementia.
While the United States government gave help to businesses and people, a lack of assistance has left some Chinese citizens angry and destitute.
Having these procedures available closer to home will make a big difference for many in the region.