Posted by Paula on April 24, 2002
In Reply to: Re: "Patch hell a mile" posted by ESC on April 24, 2002
Clarence grew up in a music-loving family; it seemed natural to him that he should sing: "The whole family was singing and my old man could sing some and of course I being the youngest of the family Ijust followed suit I guess." Clarence's father, William Henry Blois, knew "more songs than'd patch hell a mile," and was the major source of Clarence's own repertory.
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