A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 12, 2021
“Big Apple” lyric in the Lynyrd Skynyrd song “I’m a Country Boy” (1975)

"I’m a Country Boy” is a song on the album Nuthin’ Fancy (1975) by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. The singer is a country boy, and New York City is not for him.

The song begins:

“New York City is a thousand miles away
And if you ask me, I’ll tell you that’s okay
Now I’m not trying to put the big apple down
Because they don’t need a man like me in town”



Wikipedia: Nuthin’ Fancy
Nuthin’ Fancy is the third studio album by the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, released in 1975. It was their first to reach the Top 10, peaking at #9 on the U.S. album chart. It was certified Gold on June 27, 1975 and Platinum on July 21, 1987 by the RIAA. This was the band’s first record with new drummer Artimus Pyle. In late May, guitarist Ed King left the band in the middle of their “Torture Tour”

Track listing
Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length

1. "Saturday Night Special" Ed King Ronnie Van Zant 5:08
2. "Cheatin’ Woman" Al Kooper Gary Rossington Van Zant4:38
3. "Railroad Song" King Van Zant 4:14
4. "I’m a Country Boy" Allen Collins Van Zant 4:24

Genius.com (lyrics)
I’m a Country Boy
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Produced by Al Kooper
Release Date March 24, 1975
[Verse 1]
New York City is a thousand miles away
And if you ask me, I’ll tell you that’s okay
Now I’m not trying to put the big apple down
Because they don’t need a man like me in town
I pick cotton down on the Dixie line
Work hard all day trying to make a dime

YouTube
Lynyrd Skynyrd - I’m A Country Boy (studio version)
Dec 26, 2009
LynyrdSkynyrdLover
New York City is a thousand miles away
And if you ask me, I’ll tell you that’s OK
Now I’m not trying to put the big apple down
‘Cause they don’t need a man like me in town
I pick cotton down on the Dixie line

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j mαtthєw wαtєrs
@jdubqca
Lynyrd Skynyrd - “I’m A Country Boy” Winterland 1975: http://youtu.be/Gc9x5374MM0 “New York City is thousand miles away....”
4:50 PM · Jul 8, 2012·Twitter for Websites

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Hunter Hawkins
@hunterhawkins11
Big city hard times never bothered me, I’m a country boy, I’m as happy as I can be! #Skynyrd
11:33 AM · May 24, 2013·iOS

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THΣMICHΔΣLMURRΔΨ
@duvaltilidie
Replying to @otiswwe
I feel like you’d like “Country Boy” by Skynyrd..
“Big city, hard times don’t bother me, I’m a country boy, I’m as happy as I can be”
2:30 AM · Aug 8, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Peter Käck
@studiomannen
”Let me tell you something, let me tell you true
What’s right for me might not be right for you
Well, you live your way, I’ll live mine
And I hope that your happy all the time”
Blev lite southern rock-romantisk igen. (Lynyrd Skynyrd - ”I’m a country boy”, 1975)
4:12 AM · Nov 22, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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