Mudcat Café message #2122197 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2122197
Posted By: Jon Bartlett
08-Aug-07 - 11:09 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
It was we who ploughed the prairies, built the cities where they trade,
Dug the mines and built the workshops, endless miles of railway laid
Now we stand outcast and starving midst the wonders we have made...

Wobbly songmaker Ralph Chaplin. I think Al knew the song.

Jon Bartlett