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Ballad for Americans
No place: no publisher, 1939. Good. Two mimeographed leaves printed rectos only. Legal size. 8.5" x 14". Decorated with vignettes of the Statue of Liberty and the Liberty Bell. Old staple holes (now separated), old folds, small tears, a good copy. The "Ballad for Americans" was written for the Federal Theatre Project production, Sing for Your Supper in 1939, entitled "The Ballad for Uncle Sam", but the Project was soon thereafter canceled. Norman Corwin had the name changed and arranged for it to be sung by Paul Robeson in November of 1939, and it was met with such acclaim that arrangements were made to record his radio performance of the song. This version bears no publication information, but seems likely to have been produced in some proximity tot he release of the song.
      [Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABA]
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