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Ring! Ring! The clue to the mystery tune
12/7/2008 (updated 12/10/2008)

Oct/Nov Q&A, Part II

Anita inquires:
I was given a cassette of a variety of different artists many years ago. I know that you were on the cassette. I believe that I left it in my car when I sold it and if went off to Central America. I have asked many people who are your fans if you sang this particular song. They all said no they didn't know the song. Two people from your concert last night in South Portland said that it would make for a great song. So hear it is.....it was a song about two best friends during World War II. One of the boys goes off to fight in the war and the other is sent to the Japanese camps in California. Did you ever sing this song or do you know who did. Here’s hoping for an answer!!!!!! Great concert last night.

RT responds:
This rings no bells for me – anyone out there have a clue?


And you replied:

I think that the song refered to in the Q&A about two friends in WWII is called everywhere, written by Greg Trooper and Sid Griffin and an excellent version is available on Billy Bragg's don't try this at home album. I hope you don't mind passing this on. Kenton Wood

Hello, In the latest Q&A, "Anita" asked Richard about "a song about two best friends during World War II. One of the boys goes off to fight in the war and the other is sent to the Japanese camps in California." I believe the song she is trying to find is called "Everywhere" by Billy Bragg. It appears on "Don't Try This at Home." I always enjoy reading the monthly Q&A. Great feature! Best, Terry O'Neill, Freeland, Md.

Hi, Long time RT fan who recongizes the email question in the latest batch referring to the WWII song about one friend who fights in the war while the other goes to an internment camp: This sounds just like "Everywhere" by Billy Bragg on the "Don't Try This at Home" CD from 1991. Great Song! Thanks for the tremendous music, Dan Brown

Hi, In the above Q&A, 'Anita' asked Richard if he had ever sung the song about "two best friends during World War II. One of the boys goes off to fight in the war and the other is sent to the Japanese camps in California." The song she refers to is probably 'Everywhere', written by Greg Trooper and Sid Griffin. It has been covered by, among others, Billy Bragg on his album 'Don't Try This At Home. Best wishes, Annelise, London


I think the song in question is ‘Everywhere’ by Greg Trooper and Sid Griffin – I am afraid I know nothing about them, but Billy Bragg covered it on his ‘Don’t Try this at Home’ LP. Nigel Pratt



Thanks All!