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Thread #92434 Message #1766534
Posted By: GUEST
22-Jun-06 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Pack Up Your Sorrows
Subject: RE: Pack Up Your Sorrows
The story of the song being co-written is covered, I think, in David Hajdu's highly-recommended book.
The expression "pack up your sorrows" was used by Pauline Marden and picked up by Richard Farina. So, when he wrote the song, he attributed her contribution by giving her co-writing credits. Whether she did more than that I don't know; she wasn't a musician or performer like her two younger sisters, Joan and Mimi.
There's a good introduction to the trad. sources of Farina's songs here: http://www.richardandmimi.com/sources.html