Sounds like a joke, doesn’t it? Until you read the details, describe here by Steve Suffet:
On January 15, 1919, a huge storage tank burst, sending a 40-foot high
wall of molasses crashing through the North End of Boston, killing 21
people and injuring 150. Some said the Germans did it. Others said it
was the Russians or the anarchists. It was none of the above, just the
greed and neglect of the storage tank’s owners.
“Were You in Boston in 1919?” is a song I wrote about the Boston
molasses disaster. Although I recorded the song in 2008, I never
released it on a CD. You are, however, welcome to listen to it online,
download a free MP3 file, and broadcast it on your program closest to
the anniversary of the event or whenever else you would like. Just use
this link and then click on the download button:
Go for it!
Meanwhile have a happy Hanukkah, a merry Christmas, and a good and
peaceful New Year.