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Thread #135033   Message #3134123
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
13-Apr-11 - 12:54 AM
Thread Name: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
Subject: RE: First Folk Song You Sang in Public
A) What was the first song you sung consciously in the name of Folk?
"Is There Anybody Here?"

B) What was the source?
Phil Ochs, from the "I Ain't Marchin' Any More" album

C) Where was it?
Outside the Riverboat (Yorkville Village, Toronto) - standing in line at 10 o'clock for Gordon Lightfoot's midnight show! I was singing it quietly to a friend by way of trying to introduce him to the work of this amazing songwriter I'd just discovered. Not as quietly as I thought - I ended up with a healthy round of applause from the rest of the lineup!

D) When was it?
196-4?

E) How old were you?
17

F) How old are you now?
63. Please don't make me do the math.

G) Is it still in your repertoire?
Not really. Main Phil Ochs song I still do is "When I'm Gone."