The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #941 Message #3649727
Posted By: GUEST
09-Aug-14 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Preacher and the Bear
Subject: RE: Origins: The Preacher and the Bear
The song the Preacher and the Bear was originally written and sung by my grand uncle George Wayne Fairman. According to a biographer of Arthur Collins, although the song is often credited to Joe
Arzonia, he seems to have purchased the rights from the actual composer, George Fairman, a piano player who worked in the cafe Arzonia owned.