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MAG (inactive) Lyr Req: Don't Pet the Dog (John Hadley) (18) RE: Lyr Req: 'Don't Pet the Dog' 18 Aug 00

No, I wasn't thinking of Will McLean either. All Florida Folkies are well-acquainted with Will' memory. He truly was the Father of Florida Folk, and died (may I say, I think truth is important) from the complications of substance abuse. He was much older than Jim Ballew when he died, though the sad losses came not that long apart.

When I moved to Miami in March '87, EVERYBODY andtheir grandmother sang "Don't Pet the Dog," and credited it to Jim Ballew. He died around then, and Will McLean a year or three later. Jim was still a youngish man.

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