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Thread #80912 Message #1479503
Posted By: dick greenhaus
06-May-05 - 01:32 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Wandering (Early and Late)
Subject: RE: Origins: Wandering (Early and Late)
Way back in the dark ages (1947 or so), I had a band called The Wanderers--we did square dances and some small concertizing. Our wind-up song (and our theme) was a little-known hobo's song called Wandering. Then Sammy Kaye came out with a pop version, and we had to switch.
So we took a nice little good-night waltz that was familiar to some folkies, but not to the general public. It was called ---let me think now---oh yes, "Goodnight Irene".
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