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Thread #104970 Message #2155345
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
22-Sep-07 - 08:53 PM
Thread Name: Country Musicians: Comparing money
Subject: RE: Country Musicians: Comparing money
Vernon Dalhart bought a cadillac in the 1920's and he probably rivalled Peer with his royalties for "The Prisoner's Song," a song his cousin learned in jail from other sources.
It's really a version of Meet Me In The Moonlight.
They (and maybe Silkret) arranged it and the song reportedly sold 20 million copies (another inflated number thrown around by writers).