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Posted By: Fossil
06-Sep-00 - 01:40 PM
Thread Name: Help: Rip-off of Nic Jones song??
Subject: Rip-off of Nic Jones song??
Scanning thru' a Bob Dylan discography, I came across the song "Canadee-i-o" - recorded by Dylan in 1992 on his CD "Good as I Been to You".

Lyrics and tune *exactly* the same - if not as well played - as Nic Jones's version on "Penguin Eggs" (LP released 1980, CD re-release 1991). And the "Words and Music" credit, on the website - and the tape - at least, were to Dylan, not Nic Jones. Just what is going on here? Did Jones receive any payment from Dylan for this? The timing of the Jones re-release seems suspicious. Anyone else noticed this?