Queen Byrne’s Fiddy-cents-worth

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          Byrne changed her name from Bernice (so not her) to Byrne back when she began dancing. But the spelling confounded casual acquaintances for the next sixty years. So I love this little rhyme she wrote up in her journal. Add your own scratching and feedback thumps as you sing along:

Most folks learn

To call me Byrne

–        It doesn’t take much tryin’

But to spell it Bryne

On list or sign

Makes me feel like cry’n’

Who knew? Byrne was a dancer and a rapper.