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Cappuccino Lyr Req: the old kasbah in cairo (11) RE: Lyr Req: the old kasbah in cairo 12 Jan 09


I once had the great privilege of interviewing Clinton Ford, one of the writers of this, backstage at a big country music festival in the late 1980s - he was there because he had a hit with Old Shep about three hundred years ago. He was an absolutely charming, witty and engaging interviewee, even though he was so nervous he went through a whole pack of my cigarettes, and then he won over a crowd of 8,000 over by walking onstage and saying - "before anyone asks... no, I'm not singing 'Fanlight Fanny'!"   

He retired to run a hotel in the Isle of Man, I think, but I hear it was unsuccessful... and I was sorry to see from Wikipedia that apparently the guy is now bedridden somewhere. He'll be 78 now.

Great guy.

- Cappuccino


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