Mudcat Café message #2119591 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103795   Message #2119591
Posted By: EBarnacle
05-Aug-07 - 08:22 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
Subject: RE: Origins: Trad. Songs: Trad. or Copyrighted?
The House of the Rising Sun issue comes full circle. The Blind Boys of Alabama uses the exact same melody arrangement for their a capella version of Amazing Grace.

Does the arrangement belong to Van Ronk, Dylan, Burden, etc. or is it public domain?