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Introduction Notes

(1) Hays Memo

Drinking Gourd memo from Lee Hays to Al Brackman

Excerpt from a memo in Lee Hays's papers at the Smithsonian. The memo was addressed to Al Brackman, the second in command at his music publisher The Richmond Organization. It claimed authorship of the line, "The old man is awaiting for to carry you to freedom."
 

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