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Posted By: Bob Bolton
02-Dec-12 - 11:43 PM
Thread Name: Song about the Thames River
Subject: RE: Song about the Thames River
G'day Good Soldier Schweik,

You have the tale of the original poem "A Pub Without Beer" and its WW II origin, in Ingham, down well.

Another point might be made about the tune ( ... set by Gordon Parsons ... ?) sounding suspiciously like the 'A' part of "Beautiful Dreamer".

Unfortunately, the Australian end of commercial songs of a "country / rural" market have always cleaved to American C & W models ... including the concept that copyright is owned by last brazen thief ... and extorted by Big Business.