A Dying Cubs Fan's Last Request by Steve Goodman

“Tony from Chicago introduced me to this song and to Steve Goodman. Goodman was a folk singer and composer probably best known for his song City of New Orleans. You may be familiar with Arlo Guthrie's rendition of it. Like all good North Siders, Goodman loved the Cubs. His song Go Cubs Go is regularly sung at Cubs games. He wrote and performed this song in 1981. Some of the references may be lost on younger folks, but the sentiment is clear. Goodman suffered from leukemia. He succumbed to the disease in 1984 at the age of 36. He knew his time was limited when he wrote Last Request. He faced his ordeal with humor and grace. That's why I wanted to be sure to post this Jam before TIMJ closes down next month.”

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Tony from Chicago introduced me to this song and to Steve Goodman. Goodman was a folk singer and composer probably best known for his song City of New Orleans. You may be familiar with Arlo Guthrie's rendition of it. Like all good North Siders, Goodman loved the Cubs. His song Go Cubs Go is regularly sung at Cubs games. He wrote and performed this song in 1981. Some of the references may be lost on younger folks, but the sentiment is clear. Goodman suffered from leukemia. He succumbed to the disease in 1984 at the age of 36. He knew his time was limited when he wrote Last Request. He faced his ordeal with humor and grace. That's why I wanted to be sure to post this Jam before TIMJ closes down next month.

Gil_Mensch 15 Aug 2015