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Thread #59194 Message #1827489
Posted By: Charley Noble
05-Sep-06 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Fight Wid Ole Satan
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Fight Wid Ole Satan
My mother who can still sing this song at the age of 89 is convinced that Ella sang "If you will be my general when you die." It does make sense and Ella was hard-wired to her sources for these songs which she had performed professionally as a minstrel singer and as an actress in "Porgy."
I'm pleased to see the Uncle Billy version of this song, which I'll pass on to my mother.
I might mention, Bob, that my mother, Dahlov Ipcar, was a long time friend to your old friends Bill and Gene Bonyun. We shared music parties with them begining in the 1940's.