Mudcat Café message #19831 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3772   Message #19831
Posted By: BK
24-Jan-98 - 01:44 PM
Thread Name: Songs about the homeless
Subject: RE: Songs about the homeless
Re somedoy - was it Joe? - interviewing a homeless person; I work in a prison... meet people I'd otherwise never know exist... Quite an experience at times.

I'm not sure anybody mentioned "Here's To You Rounders" by Don Lange; a version is in the Data Base. At our UU church the people really responded well to Stan Roger's somewhat unknown "Sailor's Rest." It's about retired sailors in a "rest home;" not really homeless cuz they have a roof and each other, but still..... presumably these retirees don't have involved family any more. It's rather sad, and a damn good song. I like Tom Lewis's version, base mine very losely on that arrangement.

Cheers, BK