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GUEST,Bob Coltman Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda (23) RE: Lyr Add/Req: Wheel, oh, Matilda 28 Dec 11

Thanks, Q, I appreciate the references.

I begin to be uncertain whether Belafonte ever did record this. I have a distinct memory of hearing him sing it in the 1950s, on record, but I could be mistaken—a checklist of his recorded songs seems not to have it under any conceivable title.

The question then is, if I didn't hear it from him, who was the source? I would have thought the distinctive pop-calypso arrangement I heard could have come from no one else, and in those days I hadn't heard much other calypso.

I'd love to identify that pop record, its singer, and its lyrics. Any non-Belafonte thoughts?

Best, Bob

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