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Thread #6945   Message #41117
Posted By: DWDitty
10-Oct-98 - 05:11 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Elegy (Plain Black Boy) (Oscar Brown Jr)
Subject: RE: Note to DWDITTY

SAM'S LIFE appears on "Between Heaven and Hell" circa 1961. The song you are seeking is called ELEGY (PLAIN BLACK BOY). It is a version of Gwendolyn Brooks' poem OF DEWITT WILLIAMS ON HIS WAY TO LINCOLN CEMETERY describing the "landmarks" of Southside Chicago life. "Drive him past the pool hall/drive him past the show/blind within his casket/yeah, but maybe he'll know"

I will try to transcribe all the words and post over the weekend. Thanks for bringing me back to, without a doubt, my all-time favorite artist.