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Do any of you remember the old Coca-Cola song - "I'd like to buy the World a Coke"? I found this mural painted on the side of a small store in the historic part of downtown Nacogdoches. The bottle in the figures hand is actually made of wood and painted black to match the paint and create the illusion. Here's a little background on the Coca-Cola song.

The song "I'd Like to Buy The World a Coke" had its origins on January 18, 1971, in a fog. Bill Backer, the creative director on the Coca-Cola account for McCann-Erickson, was traveling to London to join two other songwriters, Billy Davis and Roger Cook, to write and arrange several radio commercials for The Coca-Cola Company that would be recorded by the popular singing group the New Seekers. You can read more here. Here are the lyrics:

I'd like to buy the world a home and furnish it with love,


Grow apple trees and honey bees, and snow white turtle doves.


I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,


I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.


So, I guess I'd like to buy TE a coke! Enjoy. :-)

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