Alicia Keys' celebration of Wales for Big Weekend

Tuesday 18 May 2010, 11:12

James McLaren James McLaren

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A session singer has recorded the new version for the Chris Moyles Show on Radio One, with Moyles' presenter colleague Dave 'Comedy Dave' Vitty writing the new lyrics.

Talking to the North Wales Daily Post, Vitty said, "I thought since Alicia Keys is playing the Big Weekend and that song is massive at the moment I'd rework the lyrics.

"I did it about a week or so ago, it's pretty simple, I literally got my road atlas out at the last minute so I could fit in a few of the place names."

Listen to the song:




The lyrics to the reworked Empire State Of Mind:

Ooooh North Wales (x2)
Never been been up here before, where the mountains meet the shore
And it's all so green
It's just so picturesque with the air so clean and fresn
It's like a dream

From Mount Snowdon to Llandudno Junction or to Colwyn Bay
There's so much to see, and it's great to be here in the month of May
I've got a map and a hire car
I'm going to travel near and far

Baby I'm in North Wales
Picture postcard scenes on my doorstep
So much I've not seen yet
Yes I'm in North Wales
And this place will make you feel brand new
Fresh air will inspire you
Let's hear it for North Wales, North Wales, North Wales

Getting hear can be a trek
But you should try what the heck, if you ger the chance
The welcome is so warm and the people are nicer than they in France
Yesterday I travelled north from Harlech to the Menai Bridge
What a pretty drive, with so much to see, it's a privilege
I'm going over to Anglesey, I fancy scampi for my tea

Baby I'm in North Wales
Picture poscard scenes on my doorstep
So much I've not seen yet
Yes I'm in North Wales
This place will make you feel brand new
Fresh air will inspire you

Let's hear it for North Wales, North Wales, North Wales
Take the A55 to Bangor City
Or to Prestatyn, Conwy, Rhyl or maybe Abergele
It's all accessible, as long as you have a car
Wave your hands in the air and say
Bore... da! Bore... da!

I'm in North Wales
Picture postcard scenes on my doorstep
So much I've not seen yet
Yes I'm in North Wales
This place will make you feel brand new
Fresh air will inspire you
Let's hear it for North Wales!

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