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Thread #81642 Message #1496981
Posted By: MartinRyan
31-May-05 - 07:27 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Oscar Brown, Jr. (29 May 2005)
Subject: RE: Obit: Oscar Brown, Jr.
I still sing "Worksong" fairly regularly - especially when the need arises to disrupt a singing session that's settling into a more comfortable groove than it deserves! I was amused to find it turning up in Stan Scott/Dorothea Hast's (?) excellent book on Irish Music as an example of how audiences/singers sometimes tire of purist material!
I've also long held a secret wish to sing "Bid 'em in!" but can't make it work - yet.
A fine writer and singer. May he rest in peace. I suspect he was a restless man in life - and none the worse for that.