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Thread #23352   Message #139643
Posted By: Frank Hamilton
22-Nov-99 - 04:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Bring Me a Rose (Ernie Sheldon)
Subject: RE: Info Req - Bring me roses in the winter
This song was written by my friend Ernie Lieberman who during the bad old days of McCarthy used the pseudonymm, Ernie Sheldon. Last time I heard, Ernie is in Northern California where his wife Ann works as a full professor of sociology at one of the schools.

Ernie was a member of People's Songs and People's Artists out of New York and then he became a pro songwriter working with the likes of Elmer Bernstein, the film composer. One of his tunes in collaboration with Elmer was "Baby The Rain Must Fall" popularized by Glen Yarborough and Glen's only singles hit.

Of course, Ernie knows Joyce James of the Womenfolk. We also collaborated on some pop type songs, one done by Peggy Lee and another by Patty Duke. Nothing chart busting but it was fun and did reach Billboard Charts.

Ernie is a friend of Pete Seegers and the early crew from New York People's Songs singers. He plays a nice guitar and sings. He wrote a song called "Song of My Hands" that was recorded years ago.

He was also in the LImelighters replacing Glen Yarborough for a while.

Frank Hamilton