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6/1/2007

Bascom Lamar Lunsford plays I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground

This 1928 Brunswick recording is probably Bascom Lamar Lunsford’s best-known performance. Like the previous Lunsford performance posted to this blog, this is an assemblage of commonplace verses. Grammarians will note the incorrect formation of the subjunctive case. As William Saffire would no doubt point out, it should be “I Wish I Were a Mole in the Ground.” Ahem.

I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground (MP3)

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