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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 09/18/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 09/04/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 08/21/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 08/07/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 07/17/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 07/03/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 05/03/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Jerry Read-Smith & Tom FellenbaumHeartdanceHeartdanceSong of the Wood
Victoria Folk Music CommunityCowichan RiverRamblin' WomanVictoria Folk Music Community
Terri & GwenSacred WatersRoad Trip(self)
Bill JonesFrom My WindowTwo Year WinterCompass
Cindy KalletWindow TreeThis Way HomeStone's Throw Music
Folk CityLittle BirdAmericana(self)
David LaibmanSilver Swan RagClassical Ragtime GuitarRounder
Linda AllenWeaving & QuiltingWashington NotebookVictory Music
Kate PowerNova ScotiaDancing in the KitchenKatidoo Publishing
Christine LavinThe Moment Slipped AwayBeau WoesPhilo
Chris KokeshTime Goes ByStoriesMisty River
Tom Paxton & Anne HillsFollow That RoadAmerican SkiesAppleseed
Solomon's SealThe Old RoadThe Old RoadFront Hall
David FranceyAnnie's HouseSkating RinkLaker Music
Lui CollinsMystery PlayLeaving Fort KnoxMolly Gamblin Music
Andrea DavisHorsesAndrea Davis 2013 EP(self)
Andrea DavisGermany 1941Andrea Davis 2013 EP(self)
Andrea DavisPruningAndrea Davis 2013 EP(self)

I usually build programs around a theme, or a feeling, or particular song or two.  In this case, Andrea Davis gave me a copy of her home-made CD containing four songs last week, and I enjoyed them so much I set out to build the show backwards from them.  Some notes on the songs played: her grandfather fought in WWII in Hitler's 'Operation Barbarossa,' the failed attempt to conquer the Soviet Union in 1941.  The fact that he died on Christmas Day 1941 meant that he had survived nearly the entire grisly operation, which began in May 1941, and was ultimately abandoned in late December 1941. Her song about pruning came out of discussions that she has had with several people, myself included, about the looming problems of resource scarcity, financial misdeeds, and environmental collapse.

You can listen to the archived version of this morning's program until May 17th.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/19/2013

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Winifred SmithThe Lass from the Low CountryFolk Songs of the SouthRCA
Ralph Lee Smith & Mary Louise HollowellBuffalo GalsDulcimer FairSkyline
Ralph Lee Smith & Mary Louise HollowellOld Man at the MillDulcimer FairSkyline
Michael StrangeKeeper of the Eddystone LightSings Folk SongsCraftsmen
Dan SorkinTools of the TradeFolk Singing OneMercury
The Smothers BrothersMy Old ManThink EthnicMercury
Theo BikelBuffalo BoyTown Hall ConcertElektra
New Wine SingersPoor HowardAt the Chicago Opera HouseVJ
Tickle HarborDoggie, DoggieThe Hare's EarsQuay
Andy M. StewartThe Parish of DunkeldBy the HushGreen Linnet
The Tannahill WeaversThe Yellow-Haired LaddieLand of LightGreen Linnet
Alan StivellWrath in QuimperJournee' a la MaisonRounder
Gerald TrimbleBugle BritchesCrosscurrentsGreen Linnet
Rita WeillBramble BriarSings Ballads and FolksongsTakoma
Pine IslandHalf CreekLive InsideFretless
Laketown BuskersGrizzly BearRolling AlongVetco
Charlie MaguireThe Ballad of Augie MattsenLong Way to Another FriendTrain on the Island
Bill StainesLast Words of OsceolaOld Wood and Winter WineMineral River
Guy Van DuserSyncopated ClockGot the World on a StringRounder
Steve GoodmanVideo TapeSay It In PrivateAsylum
John PrineEverybodyDiamonds in the RoughAtlantic
Tom PaxtonDon't Slay That PotatoTen Million LawyersFlying Fish

A little early recorded folk music from Chicago, a little Scottish, a little bit of everything.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/05/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Blind Alfred ReedWe've Just Got to Have ThemHow Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?Rounder
Ola Belle ReedWayfaring PilgrimOla Belle ReedRounder
Peggy SeegerOld BanghamPopular BalladsFolk Lyric
Barbara DaneWho's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little FootWhen I Was a Young GirlHorizon
EbenezerLynchburg TownTell It to MeBiograph
The Delaware Water GapJenny JohnsonString Band MusicAdelphi
Norman & Nancy BlackEverybody Works But FatherBlind DogRounder
Pete SeegerThe Rand HymnGazette Volume 2Folkways
Small Wonder String BandBoomer's StoryFoolish QuestionsRooster
Fly By Night String BandThree Thin DimesThe Fly By Night String BandFretless
Skip GormanBelle of LexingtonTrail to MexicoFolk-Legacy
Hurricane Ridge RunnersLong Gone Lonesome BluesThe Hurricane Ridge Runners
Rick KeatingAs Far As I Can Make It FlyTrouble, Trouble(self)
Bob ColtmanJack's Red CheetahBefore They Close the Minstrel ShowMinstrel
Cranberry Lake Jug BandAll Nite DinerIf This Ain't GeniusKicking Mule
Rich Kirby & Tom BledsoeEchoes From the Burning BushTwinsSwallow
Plank Road String BandTempieVocal & Instrumental BlendJune Appal
John McCutcheonWild Rose of the MountainFine Times at Our HouseGreenhays

Thank you, listeners, for your support.  I truly appreciate it that you keep KBOO alive and growing. - Kurt

PS Feel free to contact me through the station if you're ever having trouble locating a cut that you've heard me play on the program.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/29/2013

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Buell KazeeA Poor Boy a Long Ways from HomeWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Bill Chitwood & His Georgia MountaineersFourth of July at a County FairWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Dixon BrothersEaster DayWork Hard, Play Hard, Pray HardTompkins Square
Martyn Wyndham-ReadTrubshaw & GreenEnglish Sporting BalladsTopic
Johnny CollinsWe'll Sing HallelujahPedlar of SongsJohnny Collins
Bill JonesThe Hexham Lad & The Blackleg MinerPanchpuranCompass
Olivia ChaneyBack Garden BeautifulOlivia ChaneyOlivia Chaney
Kat EgglestonShitOutside EdenWaterbug
CosmothekaThe Houses In BetweenWines & SpiritsLeader
CosmothekaOnly Come Down for the DayWines & SpiritsLeader
Dave Webber & Anni FentimanRioBonnet & ShawlDragon
Jerry BryantThe CompaneroThe Ballad of Harbo & SamuelsonJerry Bryant
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatThe Log Driver's WaltzCome to Me in CanadaJon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Jeff Warner & Greg StoneGlendy BurkeOld Time Songs for KidsJeff Warner & Jeff Davis
Red Clay RamblersHalf a Life Without a DogYonderRed Clay Ramblers
Folk CityMetal DetectorAmericanaFolk City
Folk CityLittle BirdyAmericanaFolk City
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatTeaming Up the Cariboo RoadThe Young Man from CanadaJon Bartlett & Rika Ruebsaat
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinPolly AnnBlue LightningRounder
Wailing StrangersLarry the PhysicistFlying to BlueWhimpering Intimates
Sue PostansEverything's Gonna Be OKRamblin' Woman - the Songs of Becky BernsonVictoria Folk

A lot of fun music, and new music that has recently come into my possession.  Curious thing about today's program: over half the cuts are from CD's that were put out by the artists directly - no big name label involved.  Don't forget to tip your server, you've been a wonderful audience!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/15/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Martin CrosbyGilhooley's GramaphoneIrish & Humorous Popular SongsFiesta
The DublinersRocky Road to DublinThe Dubliners with Luke KellyTransatlantic
Tommy MakemMrs. McGrathSongs of Tommy MakemTradition
Tommy MakemBold O'DonahueSongs of Tommy MakemTradition
David Hammond & Donal LunnyMy Aunt JaneThe Singer's HouseGreenhays
Christy MooreThe Good Ship KangarooChristy Moore & FriendsRTE
Tom DahillJoan in the GarretThe Ragged Hank of YarnFlying Fish
Christy MoorePatrick Was a GentlemanChristy Moore & FriendsRTE
Packie Byrne & Bonnie ShaljeanThe Lark in the Clear AirThe Half DoorDingle's
Tommy Dempsey & John SwiftCunla DearGreen Grows the LaurelTrailer
Donal McGuireMeeting Is a PleasureThe Star of Sunday's WellRossendale
Donal McGuireOld Man DillonThe Star of Sunday's WellRossendale
Dolores Kean & John FaulknerThe Low Lands of HollandBroken Hearted I'll WanderGreen Linnet
Tim LyonsThe Peeler & the GoatEaster SnowGreen Linnet
PlanxtyThe Jolly BeggarPlanxtyShanachie
General HumbertOld Joe's, Old Tipperary, Jig of SlursGeneral Humbert IIShanachie
Patrick StreetJenny Picking CocklesNo. 2 Patrick StreetGreen Linnet
The Black FamilyColcannonThe Black FamilyDara
Andy Irvine & Paul BradyBonny WoodhullAndy Irvine & Paul BradyMulligan

A lot of great, fun Irish music this morning!  Thanks to the numerous callers who gave me feedback and corrections on the air room phone this morning.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/01/2013

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Frank Purslow & John PearceThe Shoemaker's KissUnexpurgated Songs of EroticaLaff Records
Robert ForresterCopshawholme FairPass the Jug RoundReynard Records
Mrs. HaynesThe Ball of YarnSussex HarvestTopic
Johnny DoughtyThe MermaidRound Rye Bay for MoreTopic
Bob & Ron CopperSpencer the RoverA Song for Every SeasonLeader
The Oldham TinkersA Fine Old English GentlemanOldham's Burning SandsTopic
Alfred DellerThe Foggy DewWestern WindVanguard
The City WaitesJamaica (The Jovial Broom Man)How the World WagsHyperion
The City WaitesSeldom CleanlyPenny MerrimentsNaxos
The BuskersGlorious Beer'Ave a Go Wiv the BuskersRCA
John ForemanLondon's OrdinaryThe Tale of AleFree Reed
Robin & Barry DransfieldGood Ale for My MoneyThe Tale of AleFree Reed
Barry SkinnerTurpin HeroThe World of FolkArgo
Linda AdamsFlash CompanyFlash CompanyFellside
Nic JonesThe Wanton SeedThe Noah's Ark TrapTopic
Shirley CollinsSweet WilliamSweet EnglandSee For Miles
Frankie ArmstrongTarry TrousersLovely on the WaterTopic
Gary & Vera AspeyMiss Tickle Toby'sSeeing DoubleTopic
Martin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickDomeamaByker HillTopic
Johnny CollinsThe Mare & The FoalFree & EasyTraditional Sound Recordings
Peter BellamyThe Little Black HorseThe Fox Jumped Over the Parson's GateTopic
Maddy Prior & June TaborThe Game of CardsSilly SistersChrysalis

Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/15/2013

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John RenbournLament for Owen RoeJohn Renbourn & Stefan Grossman: Live, in ConcertShanachie
Stefan GrossmanTwelve SticksJohn Renbourn & Stefan Grossman: Live, in ConcertShanachie
Rev. Gary DavisBad Company Brought Me HereSay No to the DevilFantasy
Alan LomaxLittle John HenryThe Collector's ChoiceTradition
Ukelele IkeCharley, My BoyI'm a Bear in a Lady's BoudoirYazoo
Nashville Jug BandRacetrack BluesNashville Jug BandRounder
Larry UngerPickin' the BerriesRags, Blues, & Hot TunesBlack Socks Press
Seth AustenArkansas TravelerAppalachian Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle GuitarKicking Mule
Seth AustenWhiskey Before BreakfastAppalachian Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle GuitarKicking Mule
John DilleshawSpanish FandangoEarly Country MusicHistorical Records
Joe EvansSomethin' Doin'Early Country MusicHistorical Records
Dock BoggsCountry BluesDock BoggsDisc Records
The Hammons FamilyTurkey in the StrawA Study of a West Virginia Family's TraditionsLibrary of Congress
John BurkeThey Just Made OneFancy Pickin' & Plain SingingKicking Mule
Riders In The SkyOld CowpokeCowboy JubileeRounder
Michael CooneyOld ReubenStill Cooney After All These YearsFront Hall
New Golden RingPoor HowardFive Days Singing, Vol. 1Folk Legacy
Milt Okun & Ellen StekertPaper of PinsAmerican Love SongsRiverside
Seth AustenRed Wing / West Fork GalsAppalachian Fiddle Tunes for Fingerstyle GuitarKicking Mule
Joe HickersonLast Winter Was a Hard OneDrive Dull Care Away, Vol. 2Folk Legacy
Joan SprungThe Pilgrim's SongPicture's to My MindFolk Legacy
Tony & Irene SaletanThe False Knight Upon the RoadThe Continuing TraditionFolk Legacy
Jody StecherLittle Johnny Sailed from LondonOh The Wind and Rain
Peggy SeegerDarling AnniePenelope Isn't Waiting Any MoreRounder

Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/01/2013

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John McCutcheonI Am the Bravest CowboyFine Times at Our House
Glenn OhrlinThe Wild BuckarooThe Wild BuckarooRounder
Skip GormanScum the Saddle BumTrail to MexicoFolk Legacy
Jon BartlettThe Young Man from CanadaThe Young Man from Canada
Bob FoxThe Celebrated Working ManHow Are You Off for Coals
Tony BarrandI'm Shy, Mary EllenAn Evening at the English Musical HallFront Hall
County VaudevillePeter HenryFor the Sake of Company
Jimmie DriftwoodBig John DavyTall Tales
Dave Para & Cathy BartonMike FinkBallad of the BoonslickFolk Legacy
Bob CarlinWhere Did You Get That HatWhere Did You Get That HatRounder
George WardTonawanda TooLow BridgeFront Hall
Hobe Kytr and Dave BergeRoustaboutDog Salmon & Rutabagas
Andy Cohen & Joe LaRoseOne-Eyed SamTuxedo Blues
Double Decker String BandRagged But RightSentimental SongsPhilo
Cranberry Lake String BandEinstein the GeniusIf This Ain't Genius
Bob ColtmanWhat Kind of ShoesLonesome RobinMinstrel
Utah PhillipsMoose Turd PieGood ThoughPhilo
Glenn OhrlinBoomer JohnsonLand of YahoeRounder
Linda AllenEmma & MayA Washington Notebook
Anne Hills & Cindy MangsenNow He's Sorry That He SpokeNever Grow Up

This was a fun show! Thank you to everyone who called in.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/04/2013

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Deighton FamilyMama Was RightMama Was RightPhilo
Barbara DaneRamblin' RoundWhen I Was a Young GirlHorizon
Jody StecherJohn DetroyOh The Wind and RainAppleseed
MacRae SistersLonesome DayOld
Addie GrahamLonesome Scenes of WinterBeen A Long Time TravelingJune Appal
Fred & Jenny Armstrong-ParkWild Hog in the WoodsWild Hog in the WoodsJune Appal
Georgia Rose & SuzannahRain & SnowAcross the Blue Mountainsself
Rich Kirby & Tom BledsoeIce & SnowHits from HomeJune Appal
Bob CarlinChilly WindsFiddle Tunes for Clawhammer BanjoRounder
Jean RitchieWintergraceThe Most DulcimerGreenhays
MistralGrey Birds of WinterPromontoryself
Peter BellamyBoth Sides ThenA-Roving on a Winter's Night
Archie FisherLong & Lonely WinterOff the MapSnow Goose
Tim RadfordMonth of JanuaryHome from HomeFallen Angle
Cindy KalletWinter WindowThis Way HomeStone's Throw
Judy CollinsWinter SkyRecollectionsElektra
Lynn MilesThis Heart that Lives in WinterSlightly HauntedPhilo
JigsawWinter WaltzCut Up the Floorself
Bill JonesTwo Year WinterTwo Year WinterCompass
Debbie McClatchyApple in WinterDebbie McClatchy & the Red Clay RamblersGreen Linnet
Kate PowerWild WindDancing in the KitchenArtichoke Music

Today's program has a winter theme... a little melancholy, but that's the way it is.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/07/2012

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Josh BoginHey LollieGood Time MusicFolkways
Oscar BrandI'll Tell You Where They WereSongs of the U.S. ArmyRiverside
Ewan MacCollJoin the British ArmyBless 'Em AllRiverside
Friends of Fiddler's GreenKiss Me Good Night, Sargeant-MajorThis Side of OceanFogarty's Cove
Ewan MacCollBrowned OffBless 'Em AllRiverside
Oscar BrandI Don't Want No More of Army LifeSongs of the U.S. ArmyRiverside
Irene & Ellen KossoyEngine 143Bowling GreenTradition
Jean & Lee SchillingUncle Joe / Red WingPorches of the PoorTraditional Records
Critton Hollow String BandHigh on a MountainBy and ByFlying Fish
Stairwell SistersGoin' Round This World4th Annual Portland Old-Time Music Festival
Hart & BlechBuild Me a Boat4th Annual Portland Old-Time Music Festival
Leo KretznerWay Down the RoadBold OrionHeartwood
Pete SeegerKisses Sweeter Than WinePrecious FriendWarner Brothers
Claudia SchmidtTiredNew Goodbyes, Old HelloesFlying Fish
Michael SmithMove Over, Mr. GaughanLove StoriesFlying Fish
Steve GoodmanVegematicAffordable ArtRed Pajamas
Cheap Suit SerenadersShopping MallNumber ThreeBlue Goose
Nanci GriffithAre You Tired of Me, My DarlingOther Voices, Other RoomsElektra
Eric SchoenbergFig Leaf RagAcoustic GuitarRounder
Rick LeeQuabbin Valley MoonNatickWaterbug
Maureen Campbell & Harmony RoadFishing with JohnAcross the DivideHarmony Road
Ray TrollLeaving the GalaxyWhere the Fins Meet the Frets(self)

A few songs from the WWII era, on this 61st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Great program this morning

We really enjoyed this mornings program.  Great music and starts the day well.  Thanks.

4th of July

Thanks for the Gina Forsyth tune. Hadn't heard it before; it's great!

Fri 9-17-10 show

Hi Kurt,


Heard some very nice classical sounding guitar this morning around 6am.  I think you said it was Joe Vega or Mabus?  Unsure.  It was a live performance from 1980? at a place called the 10 pound fiddle?

Hope that is enough information to find out who that was and what song they played. 



Hi, maybe you'd like our music...


I really like you show.  I wish there were a whole station devoted to this kind of music.  2 things you might be interested in:

First, my band, Mistral ( just finished a CD of Breton and French folk music, adding a couple English folk ballads.  I'd like to send you a demo if you're interested. 

I'm part of the Bridgetown Morris Men.  We perform traditional English Morris dancing.  After practice, we go out and do a weekly pub sing, currently located at the Green Dragon on 9th and Belmont, Wednesday at about 9:15pm.  The Brit Folk show was right up our alley!

-Ian Clemons

What was the last song played

What was the last song played Friday morning, February 5, 2010?  It was a song with a line repeating (I think), "I'll go to sea no more", sung by a very familiar voice.  It was such a beautiful arrangement, but when I do a search on those words, I get a song quite different from what I heard this a.m.  Thanks so much.  Carol

playlist question


     Who performed the song "Let's have Christmas in January" which you played around 6:58 AM on Friday 12/18? They Might be Giants? Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the music.


Playlist question

Would love to know the name of the song played at approx 6:45 this morning. Woman was wrapping about bomb shelters and marijuana in tupperware(!). Thanks.

Loved today's program

Fundamental cracks in the foundations of our world and society are rarely brought up in conversation, let alone in the media -- and to hear problems of class divisions and despair talked about in such an unscripted and heartfelt way made today's Lark in the Morning broadcast a particular treat.

Keep up the good work!


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