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  •  That may be it (?) (0+ / 0-)

    "Corporations exist not for themselves, but for the people." Ida Tarbell 1908.

    by Navy Vet Terp on Wed Apr 09, 2014 at 03:10:38 PM PDT

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    •  ok then here's some links to lyrics, sheet music & (0+ / 0-)

      http://folksongcollector.com/...

      i got the words a little wrong, it appears.

      wikipedia says this might be who wrote it:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/... and the 4th footnote seems to confirm it.

      this too http://sniff.numachi.com/... sheet music.
      says performed or recorded by chad mitchell [trio] but i couldn't find a youtube of it.

      disney's done some dam thing with it, the page doesn't seem to give any proper attribution:
      http://disney.wikia.com/...
      innumerable imitators of disney, lots of amateurs think it's a folk song, which i guess is a pretty high compliment.

      this is the least obnoxious recording i could find, it's by the limelighters, starts at 3min23seconds.

      this one is draggy & amateurish but it names the chord changes for guitar with the words.

      there's probably better ways to find exactly what looking for, but i don't know how. people like Youffraita and belinda ridgewood seem to be very good at it. these rebel songwriters or maybe protest music.

      if this is the song you were thinking of, i'm really glad i found anything! i can kind of well imagine bikel singing it.

      oh, funny thought, the surname bikel is probably just a differently accented but same name as bacall.  but i bleeve lauren/betty bacall is only said to be a cousin of prez of israel or some such. obviously i'm up way too late...

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