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Thread #61660   Message #999008
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
08-Aug-03 - 12:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Rubaiyat (Woody Guthrie)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Rubaiyat (Woody Guthrie)
"Who wrote the text"???   I presume Woodie Guthrie.

"What source did they use"???   I would guess he used the Fitzgerald version because it was and is by far the most widely available version. I say "version" because Fitzgerald went substantially beyond merely translating, and his poem is better described as a poem with two poets, or perhaps a poem "based on" Omar.

Dave Oesterreich