• To Be Alone With You
  • Chicago
  • Casimir Pulaski Day
  • Jacksonville
  • John Wayne Gacy, Jr.
  • The Dress Looks Nice on You
  • Concerning the UFO Sighting Near Highland, Illinois
  • The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts
  • For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti
  • The Seer's Tower
  • A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good Reasons
  • Prairie Fire That Wanders About
  • All the Trees of the Field Will Clap Their Hands
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Predatory Wasp of the Palisades Is Out to Get Us!
  • Futile Devices
  • Henney Buggy Band
  • Should Have Known Better
  • Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Stepmother!
  • Abraham
  • Come on! Feel the Illinoise!
  • Holland
  • Let's Hear That String Part Again, Because I Don't Think They Heard It All the Way Out in Bushnell
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find
  • Out of Egypt, Into the Great Laugh of Mankind, and I Shake the Dirt From My Sandals as I Run
  • Romulus
  • In the Devil's Territory
  • Size Too Small
  • Seven Swans
  • They Are Night Zombies!! They Are Neighbors!! They Have Come Back From the Dead!! Ahhhh!
  • We Won't Need Legs to Stand
  • Sister
  • Riffs and Variations on a Single Note for Jelly Roll, Earl Hines, Louis Armstrong, Baby Dodds, and the King of Swing, to Name a Few
  • He Woke Me Up Again
  • I Walked
  • Flint (For the Unemployed and Underpaid)
  • The Only Thing
  • Too Much
  • No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross
  • The Transfiguration
  • The Upper Peninsula
  • Death with Dignity
  • Vesuvius
  • Tahquamenon Falls
  • Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!
  • The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders
  • To the Workers of the Rock River Valley Region, I Have an Idea Concerning Your Predicament
  • Alanson, Crooked River
  • The Avalanche
  • Redford (For Yia-Yia & Pappou)

I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Ring the bell and call or write us
I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Can you call the Captain Clitus?
Logan, Grant, and Ronald Reagan
In the grave with Xylophagan
Do you know the ghost community?
Sound the horn, address the city

(Who will save it? Dedicate it?
Who will praise it? Commemorate it for you?)

We are awakened with the axe
Night of the Living Dead at last
They have begun to shake the dirt
Wiping their shoulders from the earth
I know, I know the nations past
I know, I know they rust at last
They tremble with the nervous thought
Of having been, at last, forgot

I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Ring the bell and call or write us
I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Can you call the Captain Clitus?
B-U-D-A! Caledonia!
S-E-C-O-R! Magnolia!
B-I-R-D-S! And Kankakee!
Evansville and Parker City

Speaking their names, they shake the flag
Waking the earth, it lifts and lags
We see a thousand rooms to rest
Helping us taste the bite of death
I know, I know my time has passed
I'm not so young, I'm not so fast
I tremble with the nervous thought
Of having been, at last, forgot

I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Ring the bell and call or write us
I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Can you call the Captain Clitus?
Comer and Potato Peelers!
G-R-E-E-N Ridge! Reeders
M-C-V-E-Y! And Horace!
E-N-O-S! Start the chorus

Corn and farms and tombs in Lemmon
Sailor Springs and all things feminine
Centerville and Old Metropolis
Shawneetown, you trade and topple us
I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Hold your tongue and don't divide us
I-L-L-I-N-O-I-S!
Land of God, you hold and guide us
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