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The brand song!

Come and Get It! (Feed Your Heart)

If you would like us to e-mail you the song contact wendee@kansassampler.org

(Click on the middle button above to start song)

This song is truly a Kansas product. It was written by Jim Farrell, whom you may know as one of the Diamond W Wranglers, and produced in his recording studio on Main Street in Towanda. Jim plays several of the instruments, and sings on this recording with up-and-coming Wichita vocalist Megan Boldea. They are also joined by Stu Stuart (another member of the Diamond W Wranglers) on electric guitar, and Richard Crowson on banjo. Stu lives in Potwin; Richard in Wichita. Richard is most famous as an artist of political cartoons ("Crowson's View"), which ran in the Wichita Eagle for decades.

Jim is a Nashville native who came to Kansas 10 years ago and has settled down to stay. He delights in being a musical ambassador for Kansas and our Western heritage. There are different versions of this song to come down the road, but we hope you enjoy this premiere and learn to sing along...

In the car - radio - windows down - hit the road!
Clean air - open space - small towns - I just gotta go
It's calling me - what to see - enchantment around every turn
County fairs and the best chicken fried steak in the world!

Come and get it - Feed your heart
All for you! Come on - Come and Get It, Feed your heart...

Cafe - spend a day - the mem'ries and peace you can find
Simple ways and hardware stores, the old fashioned kind
No traffic mess - leave the stress -and see with new eyes
Explore Kansas anew - Hey! It's waiting for you!

Come on, come and get it - Feed Your Heart
All for you! Come on - Come and Get It, Feed your heart...

Picture the faces welcoming you
Smiles and miles and miles of things to see and do, just for you -
(Repeat chorus)


"Come and Get It (Feed Your Heart)"

Music and lyrics by Jim Farrell
Female vocalist - Megan Boldea
Male vocalist - Jim Farrell
Richard Crowson - Banjo
Stu Stuart - Lead guitar
Jim Farrell - Rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards, drums
Recorded at Jim Farrell Studios -Towanda, KS
Copyright (P) Kansas Sampler Foundation
Copyright (C) Farrelland Music/BMI