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GUEST,bernieandred Hank Williams & plagiarism (25) Hank Williams & plagiarism 04 Oct 11


With the imminent release of the "Lost Notebooks" CD, is this a good time to look at Hank's songwriting? There seem to be hints from various sources, that Acuff Rose had quite a bit of input with his compositions. was this simply editing? More importantly, I just found out when doing some reasearch on the Williams classic "Cold Cold Heart",
that the melody was taken 100% from an earlier composition by T Texas Tyler, called "You'll Still Be In My Heart". I understand it was even settled out of court. Of course melodies are often used time & again in country music, but often these are folk or trad. melodies. This is more of a "composed" melody. Comments Mudcatters???


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