Mudcat Café message #3900677 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #163465   Message #3900677
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
20-Jan-18 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: 'Owned' songs
Subject: RE: 'Owned' songs
It depends on the song.

I don't think anyone can lay claim to a Dylan song (other than Bob). If you have a version of one as your party piece and someone else sings it before you, then that is just tough. If you get in there first, then the other person should accept it as the luck of the draw.

More obscure songs, which someone might have introduced into a particular setting, should be given more respect. If, however, you have a version which is significantly different, it may be acceptable to present it so that the listeners can compare and contrast.

Visiting singers should be given leeway as they probably won't be there next time so the problem will have gone away.