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Thread #76884   Message #2892260
Posted By: GUEST,Christiana Drapkin
22-Apr-10 - 03:49 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Subject: RE: Origins: Hallelujah I'm a Bum
Great thread on the "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" song. I'm singing it on Friday, April 30 at the Copiague Public Library in Long Island, New York State. Together with the original church hymn, and with the song by the same title (but opposite political outlook) by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, written in 1932. The following year, the movie "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" came out with Al Jolson in the title role.

I'll be singing lots of other Depression era songs, including Irving Berlin's "Let's Have another cup of coffee".