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Thread #3702   Message #3314800
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Feb-12 - 05:50 PM
Thread Name: Selma Song - Right! Right! (Len Chandler)
Subject: RE: Selma Song - Right! Right! (Len Chandler)
Hi, 999 -
The page you linked to was not a PDF, since the book is still under copyright protection. Your only option in that case is to type out the entire text....except that I had the book, so I scanned and OCR'd it.
If you have a PDF, you can sometimes use Adobe reader to copy the text directly out of the file and paste into Mudcat, but it doesn't usually work that easily. I often copy an image of the excerpt and past it ("paste page" command) into Microsoft Office Document Imaging, and then OCR it.
But back to the song - I've never heard it and couldn't find a recording or YouTube of this. I don't imaging my transcribing a MIDI would do it justice. This page says the song was performed by Lula Joe Williams on the PBS American Experience program titled Soundtrack for a Revolution. I ordered that DVD from Hope it has the song in its entirety.