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Re: At the Kretchma

Isabelle Ganz wrote:

> Gene
> Raskin (of the 60's singing team "Gene and Francesca") ... was a professor
> of architecture at Columbia University and famous for writing the words to
> "Those were the Days", using a Russian folk tune.

        For the record Raskin took the melody (of "Those Were the Days") from
the 1920s song "Dorogoi dlinnoiu" (On the Long Road), music by Boris Fomin
(1900-1948), words by Konstantin Podrevskii.

Bob Rothstein

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