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Thread #93405   Message #1805612
Posted By: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
09-Aug-06 - 05:51 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fiddlers Green (author)
Subject: RE: Origins: Fiddlers Green
The second line of both songs contain the same melodic fragment...

"And say a young buffer lies low"

"No more on the docks I'll be seen"

Other than that, the composer should be given ample credit for a new and original work.

Almost every song created contains elements of a forebear including sophisticated theater songs.

It's OK to steal if you create a good new song out of it. Why not use a song as a trigger for another one?

Frank Hamilton