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Thread #102273   Message #3535497
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
09-Jul-13 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
Added verse in 1970, E. Y. Harburg:

Once we had a Roosevelt
Praise the Lord
Life had meaning and hope
Now we're stuck with Nixon, Agnew, Ford
Brother can you spare a rope?

In Wiki article on the song.

See thread 43638, "Depression Era Songs," for lyrics and comment.