Iowa Songs    

All available the Buffalo Music Songbook 

Print Music

Although I was not born in Iowa I have acquired a real appreciation for it's natural beauty, it's people, and it's promise.  Over the years I have been inspired to write many songs with Iowa themes.   When You're Down In Iowa was written in 1985 while riding on a bean bar spraying weeds near Badger.  In 1986 it was named the theme song for the Webster County Homecoming '86 program.  It is available as sheet music in a piano-vocal-guitar arrangement.   Contact me at: mailto:shadric@frontiernet.net

Available on  Tunesmith CD

When You're Down In Iowa   Lyrics & Chords

 

 

A Bird On the Wing In Iowa was written  in 1988 north of Fort Dodge a few miles on the black top near Concordia Cemetery.   It was released on cassette-album kid's tape for the Children's Bookshop of Boston, Massachusetts.  

Available on  A Bird On The Wing In Iowa CD

A Bird On The Wing Lyrics & Chords

 

 

The Old Iowa Waltz was co-written in 1996 with composer Dave Hearn here in Fort Dodge for the Iowa Sesquicentennial Celebration.  It has been performed by the Frontier Fiddle Band all over the state, solo pianist Dave Hearn at numerous events, the Karl King road band at Washington, DC,  the Harmony Brigade barbershop chorus of Fort Dodge, and by Judy and Dean Harcklau with their great community band at the Humboldt Community Chorus show.

  It is available as sheet music in a piano-vocal-guitar arrangement by Dave Hearn.     

Available on  Tunesmith CD

The Old Iowa Waltz Lyrics & Chords

Rollin Down That Lincoln Highway

I wrote this song at the request of Nevada, Iowa businessman Ken Huffaker.  He was active in many Lincoln Highway Days committees and owned Nevada Monument Company which is located right on the route.

Rollin' Down That Lincoln Highway Lyrics & chords

This program used my song as the theme song.  Dan Klefstad interviewed me and included a segment in the program.  The show aired on many public radio stations in 2013.