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Thread #20174   Message #1342240
Posted By: GUEST,Paul Kaplan
29-Nov-04 - 01:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr: I Had a Little Overcoat / Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl
Subject: RE: Lyr: I Had a Little Overcoat / Hob Ikh Mir a Mantl
Here is the story of "I Had an Old Coat:" Marcia Lane sang me the song "I Had a Little Overcoat." I loved the song, and immediately set about to write an "American" version. In a few days I had my song, with a tune influenced by "Froggie Went a Courtin'" and "The Crawdad Song." Marcia was the first to record it.

Anyone who wants to hear me sing it on recording can contact me through www.paulkaplanmusic.com.