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EBarnacle1 This song was given to me by (whoever) (43) RE: This song was given to me by (whoever) 15 Jul 03

In addition to everything else, it makes the person who supplied the song feel good. If the hearer wants to look up the original, he knows where to look. Rick Nestler ran into Tom Chapin in an airport a few years ago. Tom suggested Rick learn "Billy the Squid" and add it to his repertoire. Rick did. It would be churlish not to mention the author, now wouldn't it.

The opposite situation occurs with the many people who treat "Fiddler's Green" as though it as been in the trad mainstream for decades instead of being about 35 years old. They don't cite it in performance or on their albums. Whether or not royalties are paid, the author is entitled to recognition.

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