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Posted By: voyager
09-Jul-13 - 09:09 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
Yip Harburg was writing about the future.

'Al' was Al Gore after he lost the election to Bush.
He was seen mumbling these lyrics walking on Pennsylvania Ave. in DC.

'Say don't you remember, they called me Al, I was Al all time.'