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Thread #97377 Message #1916854
Posted By: Joe Offer
22-Dec-06 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: A Knave Is a Knave (Alan Arkin)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alan Arkin's 'A Knave is a Knave'
Deckman e-mailed me and boasted that he must be far older than I (implying that he must be wiser) because he clearly remembers "A Guy Is a Guy" being played over and over again on the radio. I was born in 1948, and the Doris Day recording came out in 1951. It feels like I've known this song all my life. I wonder if I heard it when it first came out, or if my memory of it is more recent.
It would be interesting to study folk songs that made it to the charts as pop songs - "A Guy Is a Guy," "Sugarbush," "The Fireship," "Lavender Blue." Lots of others, I'd bet - Click here for a discussion.