Mudcat Café message #2122420 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2122420
Posted By: GUEST,Cool Beans (away from home)
09-Aug-07 - 08:55 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Buddy Can you Spare a Dime - who was Al?
Subject: RE: Origins: Who was Al in Buddy Can you Spare a Dime
I think the confusion about Al's status comes from him singing "Once I built a railroad...Once I built a tower. He's just a wokring stiff but in his mind he takes responsibility for whatever project he's working on. Not a bad attitude to have.
P.S. I'm at Augusta guitar week (Elkins WV) where Mary Flower is teaching us her arrangement of this very song.