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Sunday, June 03, 2012
Come Home, Father
Dry and Mighty Dept.: Back when the play "Ten Nights in a Bar-Room" was a music-hall staple, Henry Clay Work's 1864 song "Come Home, Father" found a place in it -- and reportedly led many in the audience to sign a temperance pledge in the lobby. Such has never been the case when Tom Savoy, Malcolm Kogut, and I perform this number. In fact, I fear it's had the opposite effect.