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Lyr Req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)

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GeoffLawes 22 Dec 10 - 09:41 AM
Jim Dixon 28 Dec 10 - 03:09 PM
GeoffLawes 28 Dec 10 - 06:28 PM
Joe Offer 24 Apr 12 - 05:16 PM
GUEST,999 20 Sep 12 - 09:25 AM
GUEST,999 20 Sep 12 - 03:48 PM
GeoffLawes 24 Oct 13 - 11:11 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Abraham Lincoln Lives ( Walks )Again
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 22 Dec 10 - 09:41 AM

Abraham Lincoln Lives ( Walks ) Again


Can anyone give the complete lyrics and more information about this song?

I have been trying to find out about a Spanish Civil War song celebrating the Americans who volunteered for the Abraham Lincoln Battalion in the Spanish Civil War. It is on the CD George & Ruth--Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War performed by Tony Saletan, Sylvia Miskoe, Dan Lynn Watt, Molly Lynn Watt where it is called Abraham Lincoln Walks Again
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/georgeandruth

I have just read Abel Meeropol (a.k.a. Lewis Allan): Political Commentator and Social Conscience by Nancy Kovaleff Baker, American Music, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring, 2002), pp. 25-79, Published by: University of Illinois Press. This article in endnote 25 gives the reference

" Abraham Lincoln Lives Again" words by Lewis Allen [ Abel Meeropol ] (New York: Bob Miller, 1938)

I then re-checked the CD liner notes for the CD George and Ruth and listened to the short sample (23) of the song Abraham Lincoln Walks Again and realised that what I thought were two different songs are in fact the same song.

The CD liner notes say

"Tony Saletan researched some less known songs of the time. Woody Guthrie composed Mr. Tom Mooney is Free. Don't Buy Anything Japanese sung to the tune of Bai Mir Bistu Shein, was a topical song of the day. Tony found verses in Yiddish to Viva La Quince Brigada and the United Front Song, and two songs by poet and composer Lewis Allan about the Spanish Civil War, Abraham Lincoln Walks Again and Beloved Comrade (Music by Fred Katz). These two songs, now largely forgotten, were widely sung. "

Then on The Folk Music Index I found this reference HERE

Abraham Lincoln Lives Again - Allen, Lewis Songs for America. American Ballads, Folk Songs, ..., Workers Library, Sof (1939), p18
If anyone has the CD or the Songs for America songbook will you post the complete lyrics for me, please?

Any information about Mr. Tom Mooney is Free by Woody Guthrie would also be very welcome.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Abraham Lincoln Lives ( Walks )Again
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 03:09 PM

Google Books shows that this song is mentioned in several books and periodicals. They are all classified as "snippet view" (or less)?which means you can't see the whole publication online, so it's impossible to know whether they contain lyrics, sheet music, or just a mention, but if you follow the links to WorldCat.org, you might be able to locate something useful in a library.

Click here

(If you can't figure out what to do from that, print out that page and show it to a librarian.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Abraham Lincoln Lives ( Walks )Again
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 28 Dec 10 - 06:28 PM

Thank you Jim Dixon. It is interesting that one of the magazines is dated 1937 which puts the publication date for the song back one year from the date we previously had.


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Subject: RE: req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 24 Apr 12 - 05:16 PM

Refresh. For the record, Lewis Allan, also known as Abel Meeropol, is the author of "Strange Fruit," which was recorded by Billie Holiday. Lewis Allan was also the adoptive father of the young sons of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 09:25 AM

"Any information about Mr. Tom Mooney is Free by Woody Guthrie would also be very welcome."

Tom Mooney was an American labour leader who was jailed in 1917(?). His incarceration continued for over 20 years when in 1939 he was unconditionally pardoned. There is a general article in Wikipedia.

It's clear from looking around the web that many people believed him innocent of the charges, further attested to in that Guthrie wrote the song about him. Mooney died in 1942.


"The Mooney Congress and the 1919 General Strike in Seattle:
How the fight to free Tom Mooney fueled the nation's first general strike." That was the lead from an excellent piece at

http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/strike/quast.shtml



Short of a transcription from 'George & Ruth--Songs and Letters of the Spanish Civil War', I suspect we won't see the lyrics until Guthrie's archives are made available, a project that is on-going. So far about 350 of his 3000 or so songs are now available, but 'Mr. Tom Mooney is Free' is not one of them.


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Subject: RE: req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 20 Sep 12 - 03:48 PM

Geoff's (the OP) first post is titled

"Lyr Add: Abraham Lincoln Lives ( Walks )Again"

It is not yet a Lyr Add for either 'ALLA' or 'MTMiF'.

Good history in this thread. Thank for starting it, GL.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 24 Oct 13 - 11:11 AM

Thanks to Joe Offer we can see here, thread.cfm?threadid=152529#3567596">thread.cfm?threadid=152529#3567596 ,
on his 17Oct 13 (12.45)AM posting that the song was reprinted in Vol3 No1&2 of the People's Songs Index.
\Geoff


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Abraham Lincoln Lives Again (Lewis Allan)
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 26 Oct 13 - 12:04 PM

That Blue click link above doesn't connect so I have tried to make another which does

thread.cfm?threadid=152529#3567596">thread.cfm?threadid=152529#3567596">thread.cfm?threadid=152529#3567596

Geoff


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