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Thread #37933   Message #2650667
Posted By: Vic Smith
07-Jun-09 - 02:06 PM
Thread Name: Sporting hero songs?
Subject: RE: Sporting hero songs?
From somewhere in the hidden depths of my mind comes the image of a rather dumpy, squat Canadian singer/songwriter called Vera Johnson who we used to book at our club in Lewes in the 1960s. She was a most unlikely looking performer but had a good number of fine committed songs and a pleasing voice. One she wrote the Vietnam draft refusal of Mohammed Ali (Cassius Clay). As I remember it, the chorus went -

They cheered you in the ring, Mohammed Ali,
Revered you llike a king, Mohammed Ali,
But you wouldn't go to war,
They don't like you any more,
Where's the crown that you once wore, Mohammed Ali?

I'm sure that I have the words written out in one of my many old song books if anyone is really that interested.