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Father-son music video 'Massachusetts Song (You Athol)' going viral

Posted by Jaclyn Reiss  December 20, 2013 06:06 PM

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A lighthearted music video where a a father-son duo playfully name-drops dozens of Massachusetts towns has been quickly garnering widespread attention on YouTube.

"The Massachusetts Song (You Athol)," sang by Dana and Jaiden Edelman, mentions more than 50 town names, stringing them together to tell a somewhat outlandish story.

The catchy chorus refers to seven communities in itself: "You're a Taunton Falmouth Buzzard/Ware'd the Ham go from my Sandwich/you've got Marbles in your Head, you Athol."

One of our favorite lines? "You were Bourne with Mashpees for a Brain...tree."

The song also mentions Needham: "Well you don't Needham/he's not Sterling/Stoneham, Hingham, Newbury him in the Hull."

The video was filmed at The Yard in Chilmark, and was directed by Gerry Wenner.

Uploaded on Nov. 25, the video has already gotten over 10,000 views on YouTube.

"The Massachusetts Song" also follows the recent video by Ylvis called "Massachusetts," a silly music video about the Bay State from the group that also produced the eccentric hit "What Does The Fox Say?"

Despite the 5.9 million hits on YouTube, the Ylvis video that shares a name with our state fell flat in content. The Norwegian comedy group uploaded their "Massachusetts" video in late October, amid the Red Sox World Series frenzy.

For more on Dana Edelman's music, visit the artist's website. The song is also available for download on iTunes for 99 cents.

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