"So Long Bannatyne" as written by and Kurt Winter Burton Cummings....
Well he moved out of the city from his little tiny place alone
Yes he moved out of the city from his little tiny place alone
So long Bannatyne, hello my Chevrier home.

Well now there might be a few things missinâ??
Like the Indians on a Saturday night
Yes there might be just a few things missinâ??
Like the odd hotel bar fight
So long Bannatyne, hello my Chevrier home.

Maybe in the summer I can build myself a rec room
And buy a power mower for the lawn,
Or maybe that depends on the orders from the office and accountants and the label and Don
The Emperor

Hello my Chevrier
Hello my Chevrier
Hello my Chevrier adobe,
Iâ??m so proud of it, speak so loud of it, always.

Yes I moved out of the city and I left my Bannatyne behind
Oh I moved out of the city and I left my Bannatyne behind
I really like it here,
The people are kind to me, at quarter to three
When I sail my red Chevy past the house on the breeze
Iâ??m hugginâ?? and a kissinâ?? and a smoochinâ?? and a lovinâ??
Ballinâ?? and a partyinâ??, fightinâ?? day and night
And everybody knows that thatâ??s the way it goes,
So long Bannatyne.


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"So Long Bannatyne" as written by Kurt Winter Burton Cummings

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    General CommentI did some online research:

    "Bannatyne" is the name of a campus of the University of Manitoba, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

    "Chevrier" Blvd. is a street in Winnipeg, about 5 miles from downtown Winnipeg.

    I have the vinyl LP; the jacket has, on its front side, the words "So Long, Bannatyne" above the "red Chevy" with a Manitoba plate. In the background is a building labeled "Bannatyne Apartments".

    On the back side of the LP jacket is the red Chevy again, but this time it's in a residential neighborhood.

    I couldn't find any Canadian towns named "Bannatyne" or "Chevrier".

    So, I'd say the song is about leaving college, or leaving an apartment in the city, and moving out to a house in the suburbs.
    wdfarmeron April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentFollow up: Over on guesswhofans.com/songdiscussions/… , there's some discussion of this song. One poster says the red Chevy belonged to band member Kurt Winter; another says "You all know the story about how it was a song about Kurt moving to a house in the Fort Garry area, right?"

    I checked some maps: There's a Bannatyne Ave. in Winnipeg. The Fort Garry campus of the University of Manitoba is also in Winnipeg, about 5 minutes from Chevrier Blvd.

    So it looks like the song was about Kurt Winter's move from an apartment on Bannatyne Ave. in Winnipeg, to a house on Chevrier Blvd. elsewhere in the same city.
    wdfarmeron April 27, 2003   Link

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