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Thread #78907   Message #1425163
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
02-Mar-05 - 02:58 PM
Thread Name: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
Subject: RE: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
If people ask, I tell them if I nicked it off a record or from the author. As most of the songs I do are either trad or written by people I know, this doesn't pose a problem.

I did have one person argue with me that I'd credited a song wrongly... we got into a full on, stand-up, finger wagging 'I'm going to sodding deck you' fight because the person wouldn't believe that it was a Les Barker poem that wasn't funny or a parody. (I did indeed write a tune to 'The Ship Hotel' and asked him if he'd mind me singing it, which he didn't... he might if he ever hears the tune!)