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CRANKY YANKEE Lyr Req: Ham and Eggs (19) RE: Lyr Req: roll on down 22 Apr 03


It is "Ham and Eggs" sung by Leadbelly. The same song that "Anglo" refers to. I don't know if Leadbelly wrote it, but I remember him singing it in the late 1940's.
My hat's off to Lonnie Donegan for revitalizing some of Leadbelly's material.
I don't believe that Mr. Ledbetter realized any monetary gain in any of his songs. I do believe he'd be pleased that someone profited from them. "The Weavers" sold quite a few records of his "Irene" which was just before Leadbelly died in the early 50's. Like Mozart, he'd just begun to be appreciated by the general public when he died.


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