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Thread #71236   Message #1221203
Posted By: Mark Cohen
08-Jul-04 - 05:51 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Chewing Gum / Choo'n Gum / Bubble Gum
Subject: RE: Penny to buy chewing gum/Gershwin?
Could be, Joe. But, to quote a well-known musical maven:

"The themes from American in Paris have always intrigued me. I'd swear that many of them must be from other sources...[Gershwin said 'the themes are all original']...but I still think that not all the themes in the piece can be original."

I agree.