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Old 07-20-2009, 10:38 PM
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Default Proud Mary on .org

Originally Posted by John Fryant View Post
Bruno, I heard that Proud Mary was the nickname of a tugboat, the Mary Elizabeth, that worked in the Memphis TN area. I never heard the horse manure version. Either version may or may not be true. Anyone out there got the facts?
That was discussed somewhere on here earlier this year, and I think PM was dried cow dung. I believe the Bates/Schiffer fraternity was at the heart of that discussion...
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