The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156699   Message #3693703
Posted By: Dennis the Elder
13-Mar-15 - 02:55 PM
Thread Name: Origins: City of New Orleans
Subject: RE: Origins: City of New Orleans
The song was copywrited in 1970 by John Goodmen with the phrase "Old Black Man" and Willie Nelsons version contains this phrase and I am convinced that Arlo Guthries hit in 1972 also contained this phrase. I also believe that no harm was meant by the phrase just an observation as what was seen.