Jesse Greer was married to vaudeville singer Josephine Harmon, a native of Willimantic. The couple eventually moved out of NYC and settled down in Josephine’s hometown. In 1957 the local Chamber of Commerce hit up the former relief pianist for a theme song.
Take a look at the map of the United States and you’ll find Connecticut
take a look at the map of Connecticut and you’ll see my place of birth
its the grandest place on earth
there’s a good Main Street where the neighbors meet
miles of smiles keep chasing you around
you’ll be living life worth living
once you’re here you’ll stay
we have everything to make a man a king
in Willimantic U.S.A.
Thanks to Chad and Roxanne we now have "Willimantic, U.S.A." t-shirts with a silkscreened image of the original "Willimantic, U.S.A." record label (with the missing 'G' still missing from "Nutmegers"). These shirts are $10 each at Willimantic Records and come in a variety of colors.