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Thread #7405   Message #505974
Posted By: alanabit
13-Jul-01 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Chords Req: Brother Can You Spare a Dime?
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Brother can you spare a dime (ABC f
I don't know if this is any help in finding the music, but I can tell you that the words were written by Yip Harburg (of "Somewhere over the Rainbow" fame) and the tune was written by Jay Gorney. I believe the song was associated with the South African singer/jazz guitarist Al Bowley and that it was also recorded by Bing Crosby. You probably know all this already, but it may jerk someone's memory and at least it will get you to the top of the thread again! I recall Paul Downes and Phil Beer doing a lovely version of it back in the seventies.