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Re: Elgin movement

Posted by Steve on October 21, 2008 at 02:23

In Reply to: Re: Elgin movement posted by ESC on October 20, 2008 at 10:07:

: : Can someone please enlighten me as to the origin of 'elgin movement'? Blues artist Robert Johnson makes reference to 'elgin movement' in his song Walkin' Blues.

: Elgin is a watch. Maybe that is the origin. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Watch_Company

: : A good suggestion that certainly fits historically. The notion of 'elgin movement' as clockwork could work in context of the song's lyric. Thanks.