Geoduck (1853?)

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OHIOU.EDU
Mon Nov 11 19:47:06 UTC 2002

Sorry to sound so out of it, but I'm trying to remember "Louie Louie" and
wondering why it would be significant to Washington--not to mention to Paul
Wellstone, for whom it was apparently a favorite song.  Anyone know?

At 11:14 PM 11/9/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>On Sat, 9 Nov 2002, Mark A Mandel wrote:
> >
> > Cf. the song "Acres of Clams", which I believe Washington adopted as the
> > state song, minus a couple of the less complimentary verses.
> >
> > BTW, how did /'gu i d^k/ ever get that <eo> spelling?!
>The song "Acres of clams" was made popular by Seattle restaurant owner and
>philanthropist Ivar Haglund. The Washington state song is the completely
>forgettable "Washington, my home". However there was a very spirited
>campaign about 20 years ago to adopt "Louie, Louie" as the state song.
>Unfortunately, IMHO, the campaign failed.
>The spelling "geoduck" remains a mystery.
>maberry at

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