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“42 in Chicago”: Big in Australia

Merle Kilgore not only wrote “Ring of Fire” with Anita Carter but was also a good friend of Johnny Cash.  Merle Kilgore penned a fair number of memorable tunes, some of which he recorded himself, such as “Baby Rocked Her Dolly,” “Go On Bruce,” “The Bell Witch” – and “42 in Chicago” which enjoyed release as a single in Australia in 1962:

42 in Chicago – Merle Kilgore

[Pssst:  Click the triangle above to play “42 in Chicago” by Merle Kilgore.]

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