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Bob Bolton Musicians Who Borrow And Never Return (31) RE: Musicians Who Borrow And Never Return 14 Aug 12


G'day all,

I gather that the (~ 1948 ... ?) song "The Man Who Never Returned" (a 'parody' of the 19th century "The Ship That Never Returned" was a political song ... aimed at the Boston authorities who had doubled the price for their underground railway system by adding to the 10 cent ENTRY turnstiles a set of 10 cent EXIT turnstiles. 'Charley' set off with his 10 cents ... and couldn't get out at the other end.

There was a fuss when early "Folk Revival" groups recorded it as a 'folk song' - on the ground that it was political ...

... What isn't?

Regard(les)s,

Bob


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