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Mike in Brunswick Lyr Req: Your Parents Gave You... (Dick McCormack) (28) RE: lyr req: Your parents gave you all they had 23 May 09


I started this thread almost a year and a half ago, when I was still a Guest and still lived in DC. Nothing came of it, though Peace made a good stab at it. The thread title notwithstanding, I wasn't looking for the lyrics, just the name of the singer and some idea as to the album's availability. (I didn't make that clear though.)

Now fast forward to yesterday when I was looking through the "Your Getting Bothered Doesn't Marry Me" thread in which Jim Dixon mentioned the U.S. Copyright Office site. So off I went to that site and typed in "Your Parents Gave You". Bingo!! The singer is Dick McCormack and the LP is "Who Ever Said it Would be Easy?", released on Rooster Records in 1981. The song's title is "Your Parents Gave You the Best They Had to Give." No lyrics are given, but I'm sure its the song I (vaguely) remember.

I Googled Dick McCormack and, assuming I've got the right person, he seems like a pretty interesting guy. He's a State Senator in Vermont who has also been a professional folk singer for the past thirty years or so.


Here's
a video of him performing one of his own compositions and
here's one of him in his Senator persona. Perhaps there are some Vermonters (or anyone else) out there who could tell us more about Senator McCormack.

Note to Joe or one of his clones: Is there some way to insert McCormack's name into the thread title so as to attract those who might know more about him? Thanks.

Mike


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