Sayles as Lardner

I and I caught “Eight Men Out” on cable tv, and then captured this still of John Sayles, as Ring Lardner, singing a parody of “I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles” (by Burr and Campbell, 1919, Tin Pan Alley thing):

I’m forever blowing ball games;

Pretty ball games in the air;

I come from Chi;

I hardly try;

Just go to bat and fade and die;

Fortune comes my way;

That’s why I don’t care

I’m forever blowing ball games;

And the Gamblers treat us fair.

Youtube has an authentic version of the song; interestingly, the British football club West Ham does a version of this, I also found.

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Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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