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Portland Town

Derroll Adams
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Portland Town

This song is original in 1957 by the unknown songwriter Derroll Adams (* 27. November 1925 in Portland (Oregon), USA; † 6. Februar 2000 in Antwerpen) written in memory of Korean War. He was a victim of McCarthyism and going than to London 1957.
I was born in Portland town
I was born in Portland town
Yes I was, yes I was, yes I was.

I got married in Portland town
I got married in Portland town
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did.

I had children, one, two, three
I had children, one, two, three
Yes I did, yes I did, yes I did.

Took my children off to war
Took my children off to war
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did.

Killed my children one by one
Killed my children one by one
Yes they did, yes they did, yes they did.

No more children in Portland Town
No more children in Portland Town
No I won't, no I won't, no I won't.

I was born in Portland town
I was born in Portland town
Yes I was, yes I was, yes I was.

Contributed by Holger Terp & AWS Staff - 2009/7/25 - 10:30


Cy, Maria & Robert's rare 1965 single version of Portland Town is republished in the CD box Dansk Rockhistorie, 2010 vol. 1.
Holger

Holger Terp - 2010/12/18 - 02:06


In the Danish single of Portland Town is John Stuart [sic] credited for the good song.
Cy & Maria later the trio Cy, Maia & Robert: Portland Town / Chickens Are A Crowing 45 1965 Sonet Sonet T 7102
- http://www.steppeulvene.com/index.cy_m...
Holger Terp, editor, the Danish Peace Academy

Holgeer Terp - 2011/12/10 - 11:54


Also the English John Renbourn recorded Portland Town, first published after his death in 2015 on the album The Attic Tapes.

Holger - 2018/4/26 - 13:03


Per ciò che riguarda John Renbourn, si tratta della vecchissima registrazione dal vivo di un brano che normalmente non era presente nelle scalette dei suoi concerti, masterizzata in seguito alla fortunosa scoperta nella soffitta di un amico (da qui il titolo della raccolta)di un vecchio tapes e resa pubblica appunto nel 2015 dalla Riverboat Rec.

Flavio Poltronieri - 2018/4/26 - 16:47



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