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Thread #102273   Message #2123069
Posted By: Flash Company
10-Aug-07 - 10:34 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 guess that Al was probably used because it rhymed with pal, I can't think of a way to make Joe work, and I can usually accomodate most things in a lyric (albeit in Parody).
Always liked Crosby's version of this best,

FC