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Thread #1381   Message #1429108
Posted By: GUEST,Carl Stieren
07-Mar-05 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Abraham's Daughter (Septimus Winner)
Subject: pete seeger
Thanks for this. I had heard that Pete Seeger had recorded "Swarthmore girls" somewhere. It was a tradition at Swarthmore to organize a folk festival in the 1950s and 60s and to pay for free admission for all students from the ticket revenues from outsiders ("townies"). From my year at Swarthmore (62-63), I remember at least one more verse to "Swarthmore girls", :

Swarthmore boys are good as gold,
never ever get too bold,
If a Swarthmore girl gets bored,
She can go to ... Haverford!

- Carl Stieren
Ottawa, Canada