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Thread #102273   Message #3641670
Posted By: GUEST,Gerry
12-Jul-14 - 08:52 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
OK, so it was Al because of the rhyme with pal --- but how could Harburg have passed up the chance to rhyme "spare a dime" with "paradigm"?