“Please Come to Boston” also happens to be a favorite of my friend for many years, Ross Deckman. I hope I did this justice for you, Ross.
"Please Come to Boston" is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Dave Loggins. It was released in May 1974 as the first single from his album Apprentice (In a Musical Workshop) and was produced by Jerry Crutchfield. It spent two weeks at number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1974; it spent one week atop the Billboard easy listening chart. It was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Male Pop Vocal performance.
The three verses of the song are each a plea from the narrator to a woman he hopes will join him in respectively Boston, Denver, and Los Angeles, with each verse concluding: "She said 'No - boy would you come home to me'"; the woman's sentiment is elaborated on in the chorus which concludes with the line: "I'm the number one fan of the man from Tennessee." Tennessee is the home state of Dave Loggins who has said of "Please Come to Boston" - "The story is almost true, except there wasn't anyone waiting so I made her up; in effect, making the longing for [a companion] stronger. It was a recap to my first trip to each of those cities ... [and] how I saw each one. The fact of having no one to come home to made the chorus easy to write. Some forty years later, I still vividly remember that night [of composition], and it was as if someone else was writing the song."