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Thread #13736 Message #114622
Posted By: Joe Offer
16-Sep-99 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: Tune Req: The Face on the Bar-room Floor
Subject: RE: Tune Req: 'The Face on the Bar-room Floor'
Well, I didn't find much on Alfred Williams, Ted, but a search of The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music (click) shows that J.P. Skelly was quite a prolific songwriter and lyricist in the 1880's, including that ever-popular song, A BOY'S BEST FRIEND IS HIS MOTHER. Still, I don't buy your theory that Skelly's song came before D'Arcy's poem. The hunt continues...