Mudcat Café message #2071548 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2071548
Posted By: DADGBE
08-Jun-07 - 01:07 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a D
I asked that question of Yip Harburg when we met in the late 1970s. He said that it was for the rhyme only. It wasn't a reference to any specific person.