Lindy Comes To Town

Album: Between The Wars (1995)

Songfacts®:

  • Charles Lindbergh (1902-74) was an authentic American hero; he rose to fame after making the first nonstop flight from New York to Paris, but suffered personal tragedy when his baby son was kidnapped and murdered, a story that made worldwide headlines; German immigrant Bruno Hauptmann was tried, convicted and executed for the crime. Before the United States entered the Second World War, Lindbergh fought bitterly for the Isolationists, but after it was dragged in by the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, he dusted off his pilot's wings and joined the conflict in the Pacific.

    Although Stewart has written many quite detailed biographical songs, this upbeat number focuses solely on Lindbergh's epic 1927 flight in the Spirit Of St Louis, a journey that took 33 1/2 hours and earned him the adulation of millions. It is an antidote to Woody Guthrie's factually inaccurate "Lindbergh." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Paul from San Francisco, CaThe description above is much too ingenuous... this is a song which talks about "getting a little cash and putting it in the market" in 1927! Not exactly the brightest of ideas.

    The song is written to convey the absurd cheeriness and optimism of the late 1920s (and does an amazing job of doing so, I might add). Dramatic irony at its finest.
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