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Thread #107573   Message #3364279
Posted By: Barbara Shaw
16-Jun-12 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
Subject: RE: Stolen melodies/Bob Dylan
I have occasionally written a new song and wondered if someone had already written it. I'm sure that my musical "signature" is a product of everything I've heard throughout my life, and it would be no surprise to find fragments from older tunes, phrases from older lyrics and poems in my music, despite my convictions of creativity.

Not to compare myself with Dylan, but his lyrics, his message and his delivery make just about any melody he uses his own, whether he originated it (what does that even mean?) or not. Well said, Whistle Stop and others.