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Thread #13282   Message #109133
Posted By: Frank Hamilton
27-Aug-99 - 05:52 PM
Thread Name: Woody Guthrie quote?
Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie quote?

I think it was Alan Lomax when he was at the Library of Congress Folkarts Division that got government money for Woody to write the songs for the Grand Coulee Dam Administration. I think it might have been associated with the earlier TVA program but I'm not sure. "Roll on Columbia" was one of these tunes based on "Irene". Woody of course knew Leadbelly. I, for one, am glad that Woody was able to make some money on these tunes instead of having them go into public domain.

Frank Hamilton