Coming Into Los Angeles ~ Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie is the son of American folk singer Woody Guthrie and like his father, is known for his common-man folk songs and songs against social injustice. He has both performed with and influenced artists like Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, and has performed with his band Shenandoah.

His most famous work is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree, a talking blues song that last 18 minutes and a movie by its name.

First, we have a version of the City of New Orleans that he performs with his band Shenandoah.

Coming Into Los Angeles

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Coming in from London
From over the pole
Flying in a big airliner
Chickens flying everywhere around the plane
Could we ever feel much finer?

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
Don’t touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man

There’s a guy with a ticket to Mexico
No, he couldn’t look much stranger
Walking in the hall with his things and all
Smiling, said he was the Lone Ranger

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
Don’t touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man

Hip woman walking on a moving floor
Tripping on the escalator
There’s a man in the line
And she’s blowing his mind
Thinking that he’s already made her

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
Don’t touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man

Coming in from London
From over the pole
Flying in a big airliner
Chickens flying everywhere around the plane
Could we ever feel much finer?

Coming into Los Angeles
Bringing in a couple of keys
Don’t touch my bags if you please
Mister Customs Man

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About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

2 thoughts on “Coming Into Los Angeles ~ Arlo Guthrie

  1. this was our travellin song for round eaurope got stopped at border holland belgiam while customs dismantled our bus 1 of them picked up my guitar and did an elvis number the give it to me sayin you do a song so we did this one for em

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