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RE: Censoring "Kodachrome"

On Thu, 8 May 1997, Roger Kirk wrote:

> In the late 60's and early 70's, record companies provided copies of   
> songs with doctored lyrics to appease PD's & MD's fearing the worst from   
> the listening public.  Some notable examples:

I remember one a bit earlier than that.  There was a song, circa 1960 or
so, called "My Boomerang Won't Come Back!"  It was about a member of an
Australian Aborigine tribe who couldn't get his boomerang to come back. 
It contained the line, "I waived the thing all over the place, practiced
till I was black in the face, ..."

After the song had been out awhile, apparently it generated some
complaints from someone, and the word "blue" was substituted for "black."

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