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Thread #94818   Message #1839200
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
20-Sep-06 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: Origin of Ralph Stanley Songs
Subject: RE: Origin of Ralph Stanley Songs
I refreshed the thread "Lulu Walls." The original mentioned by Meade hasn't shown up yet.

A performer can copyright his version or arrangement; copyrights by AP Carter (and John Prine?) are valid in that respect. Of course anyone can go back to the original and use it (or make their own version and.... ).