Dave Martins – the story behind “Not A Blade of Grass”

not a blade o grass!

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Tradewinds – Dave Martins -“Not a blade of grass & Is we Own”

Dave Martins – the story behind “Not A Blade of Grass”

NOT A BLADE O’ GRASS

There are all sorts of strange tales about my song Not A Blade O’ Grass.
Some I’ve heard second-hand, but some folks, believe it or not, have
actually come to me directly to categorically assert that they know
exactly how the song came about.  A couple times, I’ve been told, “Burnham
pay yuh to write dat song.”  One fellow, fully blocked, told me that Mr.
Burnham had even suggested some of the words.  In fact, while Brother
Forbes certainly used the song for his own ends, he had nothing whatsoever
to do with its creation.  For that, you have to go to the late Pat Cameron.

Here’s the story, unabridged:               

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