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Thread #6761   Message #2441292
Posted By: GUEST,mg
15-Sep-08 - 03:44 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Tell Old Bill
Subject: RE: Origin: Tell Old Bill
I was just thinking about this the context of what to me makes a great song. The late great Bob Kotta said in some of the great ones at least people are doing things. Here they are baking bread, chasing downtown women, bringing the hurryup wagon etc. And I have always heard Old Sal was baking bread..I think the more specific the better. Names and dates and cities if you have them...Anyway a great song. So what was Old Bill doing anyway? I have always thought of it as a railroad type of accident.   mg