Mudcat Café message #2651711 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #102273   Message #2651711
Posted By: Stringsinger
08-Jun-09 - 06:47 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
Nor was it Al Bino, Al Fresco, Al-Lemande, Al Truism, or Al Be Damned.

It was the American working-class "everyman". And it rhymed with "pal".