The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80553   Message #1469233
Posted By: Abby Sale
24-Apr-05 - 08:16 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - April 24
Subject: Happy! - April 24

                           Happy Birthday!

                        Will (Willard) McLean



McLean was born near Chipley (Jackson County), a fourth-generation Floridian.
He wrote his first song at age 6, and chronicled the natural history and
folklore of Florida for more than sixty years and in 3,500 songs and stories.

The Florida Cabinet recognized him for "unmatched contributions and dedication
to Florida." Pete Seeger called him "...the greatest song writer alive today.
His songs will be sung as long as there is a Florida."

[thanx to Dougie Gauss and Margaret Longhill]

Sorry, but you've missed Willfest, the annual Will McLean Festival in Dade City.
check to catch it next March. Songwriting contest
for Florida songs. Many are very good but not one in a hundred touches any
basic political issues. And, believe me, in Florida there are plenty of them besides the environment.

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