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Thread #7324   Message #4191191
Posted By: Lighter
10-Nov-23 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Great American Bum
Subject: RE: Origins: Great American Bum
Historical fun fact:

McClintock's song (12 Dec 14, from Joe) was entered (without his name) as evidence in the U.S. House of Representatives, "Investigation of Communist Propaganda: Hearings Before a Special Committee to Investigate Communist Activities in the United States" (1930).

It was being promoted, along with "The Red Flag" and other songs for "workers' education," by Communist Party members in Pontiac, Michigan.

In 1928 McClintock copyrighted the following titles:

Big Rock Candy Mountains.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

Hallelujah I'm a Bum.

Bum's Song.

Bum Song No. 2.