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Who wrote this song

folkypaul 06 Apr 15 - 07:01 PM
Leadfingers 06 Apr 15 - 07:32 PM
GUEST,LynnH 07 Apr 15 - 03:33 AM
Leadfingers 07 Apr 15 - 10:41 AM
GUEST,Tunesmith 07 Apr 15 - 11:18 AM
GUEST,# 07 Apr 15 - 12:17 PM
folkypaul 07 Apr 15 - 01:04 PM
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Subject: Who wrote this song
From: folkypaul
Date: 06 Apr 15 - 07:01 PM

This is the first verse and chorus of a song I've known for a long, long time. But I've forgotten who wrote it.
I can't find it in the digitrad or forum.

Father always told me,
Fame don't mean a thing.
Folks forget so easy,
That bum was once a king.

That's the way of the world my son
Yes I know, yes I know, yes I know.

Cheers
PaulO


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Apr 15 - 07:32 PM

Lots of bells ringing !! Guyanese songwriter from the early days of the Folk Revival ! Other that that my brain is too faded .


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: GUEST,LynnH
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 03:33 AM

David Campbell, Guyanese songwriter, now resident in Canada(?)


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: Leadfingers
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 10:41 AM

Thanks LynnH - Just couldn't remember his name ! Full credit to him for a damn fine song .


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 11:18 AM

I once saw David perform at a folk music club in Liverpool UK in the 1960s.
He was very impressive. Had the audience in the palm of his hand..as they say.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: GUEST,#
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 12:17 PM

He's on Facebook if anyone wants to write to him.


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Subject: RE: Who wrote this song
From: folkypaul
Date: 07 Apr 15 - 01:04 PM

Cheers all.   That's the name I was looking for.
I didn't know he was Guyanese.    From the words of the song I presumed he was American.

PaulO


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