I'm looking for a song. It is rather not so popular, I'd say it is alternative/indie/mellow acoustic/singer-songwriter artist or band. The only words I know are "... Alabama, Oklahoma...", and that's all.

I heard it on Youtube a month ago (some random playlist), but cannot find in browser history. It was sang by some male voice. I bet the song is not so old, maybe 10 years maximum.

I searched a lot in Google, but didn't find it. Midomi also doesn't find anything, because it is too short.


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Song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, 2009

Alabama, Arkansas
I do love my ma and pa
Not that way that I do love you


"Down in The Valley"
by The Head and the Heart

I know there's California, Oklahoma
And all of the places I ain't ever been to but

mellow, acoustic, came out about 10 years ago


I'm willing to bet this is the 1971 Three Dog Night hit "Never Been to Spain," written by Hoyt Axton, and recorded by any number of luminaries, including Elvis.


The lyric is a little off, but distinctive enough that I'd be surprised if this isn't it:

Well, I've never been to heaven
But I've been to Oklahoma
Oh, they tell me I was born there
But I really don't remember

Oklahoma, Arizona
What does it matter?
What does it matter?

It was a #5 hit, so it's not accurate to say it wasn't popular, but it last hit the charts in 1972. Hoyt also wrote Three Dog Night's even bigger hit "Joy to the World!" (not the Christmas carol).

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    Thank you for the answer, but unfortunatelly this isn't it. It was sang by some male voice. I bet the song is not so old, maybe 10 years maximum.
    – Michael
    Nov 16, 2017 at 20:41

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