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Abby Sale 28 Mar 06 - 08:07 AM
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Subject: happy? - Mar 28 (Flood / Constantinople)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 08:07 AM

Uncle Dave Macon wrote: 'In our home state, Tennessee, when the great flood on March 28, 1902 swept the homes and fortunes from many of our old friends and neighbors...I received the inspiration and title for this song.'

        Went to the bank to borrow some money,
        Tell you right now I didn't find it funny
        The banker said, "I have none to loan,
        Get your old hat and pull out home."

                "All I've Got is Gone," Songs and Stories of Uncle Dave Macon, 1938

Constantinople was renamed Istanbul on 3/28/1930 ("Now it's Istanbul, not Constantinople" - To anyone who had forgotten the song: My deepest apologies. To anyone who never heard it: Nevermind - Really! Nevermind.)

Early warning notice: This series of the Happy File noncontinues beginning April 16.
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