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 Post subject: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:19 pm 
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I posted this today on Youtube -- Billy Murray singing the George M. Cohan tune "Grand Old Rag," the original title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9E8vmoXCTs


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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
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Supposedly, Murray's record of this for Victor was the best selling record Victor had in their first decade.


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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
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Interesting! Thank you for sharing it.


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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
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Isn't the Cohen song "You're A Grand Old Flag", not "Rag"?


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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
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Phototone wrote:
Isn't the Cohen song "You're A Grand Old Flag", not "Rag"?


No, "Rag" was the original title. It was considered controversial to refer to the flag as a rag, even affectionately, so Cohan changed it, even though that meant rhyming "flag" with "flag".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_a_Grand_Old_Flag


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 Post subject: Re: "You're a Grand Old Rag"
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:22 am 
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I read or heard that the DAR objected to Cohan calling the American Flag a "rag",so that's why it was changed to "flag".edisonplayer


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