Hear Judy Garland’s ‘Michigan’ Song from ‘Easter Parade’
'I Want To Go Back To Michigan' is one of Judy Garland's delightful songs in the 1948 hit musical 'Easter Parade.'
Judy Garland doesn't need the ruby slippers to impress. In "Easter Parade," she charms as a naive chorus girl chosen by Fred Astaire to make his former lover jealous and to prove he can make any partner a star. Writer Johnny Green won the Academy Award in 1949 for Best Music, Scoring of a Motion Picture for songs like "I Want To Go Back To Michigan."
Listen to this number as Judy's homesick character sings
I was born in Michigan,
and I wish and wish again
that I was back in the town where I was born.
She admits the big cities are very, very pretty but longs to be back on that farm in Michigan with a milk pail on her arm. I wonder if Green Acres took a cue from 'Easter Parade?'