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    Paul Leroy Robeson

    Civil rights activist, athlete, singer,
    football player, actor ,lawyer.
    Born Princeton, New Jersey
    father one of the local clergy.

    Eighteen ninety eight the event
    William McKinley President.
    Father lost his job in clergy
    white racists thought him unworthy.

    When Paul was six his mother died
    a house fire with her inside.
    Paul irrepressible at school
    academically nobodies fool.

    A huge talent for sport
    racists would retort.
    Dislocated shoulder, broken nose
    felt their wrath with fists and elbows.

    But character he had, guts too
    singing acting he would pursue.
    Moved to Europe and world fame
    people world wide knew his name.

    video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzYRo9j7YM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh9WayN7R-s
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    "Old Mon River"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    "Old Mon River"
    how did you guess

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    Razclazz Raztazz!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Razclazz Raztazz!
    Your in depth
    comments on the poem and video made me think it was Donald Zec
    commenting

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    Re: Paul Leroy Robeson

    Speed kills.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephenfrank View Post
    Speed kills.
    off topic

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    "Eee jost kayps rollin along!"

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    Re: Paul Leroy Robeson

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    "Eee jost kayps rollin along!"
    who johnb?
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Re: Paul Leroy Robeson

    Saw a piece about him on Telly the other night, apart from being a great singer, he had a great respect for the mining community of South Wales where he took part in a film about them !
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob9739 View Post
    Saw a piece about him on Telly the other night, apart from being a great singer, he had a great respect for the mining community of South Wales where he took part in a film about them !
    thank you Bob-I respect him enormously-
    he stood his ground in everything he did

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    "Eee jost kayps rollin along!"
    and he could spell

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    I never was any gud at Maths!

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    Robeson refused to bow to some member of royal family he met, he said his people had been bowing their heads for long enough. Good man! Wig

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    Quote Originally Posted by standinthedoor View Post
    Robeson refused to bow to some member of royal family he met, he said his people had been bowing their heads for long enough. Good man! Wig
    I don't like 'kept' elitism-
    Great man-stood alone

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    Viva Les Republique!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Viva Les Republique!
    the quicker the better

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    Speed Kills!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Harley View Post
    Speed Kills!!!
    not on its own

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    I never was any gud at Maths!
    try spelling then

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    I can spell F U C K O F F ! ! !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    I can spell F U C K O F F ! ! !
    wrong-its two words

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    Sure thy aint tash? Tha sounds just like our owd lass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Burgess View Post
    Sure thy aint tash? Tha sounds just like our owd lass!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    not on its own

    No,but mixed with other drugs it can do the job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Harley View Post
    No,but mixed with other drugs it can do the job!
    it cant be mixed with anything-its a measurement

    Miles per hour (abbreviated mph, MPH or mi/h) is an imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnb View Post
    it cant be mixed with anything-its a measurement

    Miles per hour (abbreviated mph, MPH or mi/h) is an imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour.

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    Originally Posted by Dave Burgess
    Sure thy aint tash? Tha sounds just like our owd lass!



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    I meant speed as in the drug,John,but as usual,any levity is wasted on you isn't it?

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    Re: Paul Leroy Robeson

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Harley View Post
    I meant speed as in the drug,John,but as usual,any levity is wasted on you isn't it?
    yes that one flew straight over john's head.
    I told myself that I should stop drinking, but I'm not about to listen to a drunk who talks to himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Harley View Post
    I meant speed as in the drug,John,but as usual,any levity is wasted on you isn't it?
    never heard of a drug called speed-

    Miles per hour (abbreviated mph, MPH or mi/h) is an imperial and United States customary unit of speed expressing the number of statute miles covered in one hour.

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