looking for songs (vaguely on topic, really)

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Sat Sep 4 11:53:13 EDT 2004


>Ika wrote
>
><The only inspiration I've heard of for the Man
>who Sold the World is the
>nursery rhyme about the man on the stairs who
>wasn't there ("we passed
>upon the stairs/ we spoke of was and when/
>although he wasn't there...").>

Ven wrote:

>Ah that man! What I've got bumping at the surface
>of my brain is a Cordwainer Smith story I think,
>didn't he write about someone who sold the Earth,
>or maybe someone who bought it, in which case
>somebody else did the selling.

"The Boy Who Bought Old Earth"?  That was the original
title of *The Planet Buyer*.

Minnow


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