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Thread #74881   Message #3899236
Posted By: GUEST,Ken Brock
13-Jan-18 - 12:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Dam collapse tragedy songs
The Johnstown Flood is mentioned in "You Mustn't Be Discouraged", by Styne, Comden and Green from the 1964 musical Fade Out - Fade In, performed by Carol Burnett and Tiger Haynes honoring Shirley Temple and Bojangles Robinson (I think). Also, Leonard Cohen has a song titled "Avalanche" on Songs of Love and Hate that I think is more figurative than literal. Richard Rodgers' grandson Adam Guettel wrote a musical titled Floyd Collins about that cave collapse.