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Andrew Bird

The Giant of Illinois (4:44)

The Giant of Illinois is a song originally by The Handsome Family used for Dark Was The Night Compilation.


The giant of Illinois
Died from a blister on his toe
After walking all day through the first winter snow

Andrew Bird - The Giant of Illinois Lyrics


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  • Makes me sad but in a good way.
  • Cool Flobots cover.
  • Minutes ago, while listening to this song, I got the news my grandfather passed away. Comforting song to listen while crying. Beautiful.
  • the lyrics are just wow
  • Oh my...pure awesomeness!
  • This song is amazing. Genius. As close to perfect as you can hope to get.
  • This song is so incredible beautiful, and so much better than the original!
  • i can't love this song hard enough
  • Hi, if anyone would be kind enough to send me the Daytrotter performance of this song in an attachment to rflores2@nd.edu, I would greatly appreciate it! Downloads have been capped on the website :/
  • I agree with irisesofire, the Daytrotter version is hauntingly beautiful.

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