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Thread #94023   Message #1925843
Posted By: GUEST,Bob Coltman
03-Jan-07 - 03:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Don't Send My Boy to Prison (and parodies
I believe the original may be a song called A MOTHER'S PLEA FOR HER SON, which was later parodied in the cylinder recording era (roughly around WWI) as "A Father's Plea For His Son." There are enough similar lines to make me think that was the source for the above.

Bob