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Thread #163465   Message #3903790
Posted By: Phil Edwards
04-Feb-18 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: 'Owned' songs
Subject: RE: 'Owned' songs
I did "When a man's in love" the other week. As I was sitting back afterwards, feeling gratified that the gods of song had gifted me with a decent performance, a friend said "I was in a session once, twenty-odd years ago, and I was going to do that song..."

Twenty-odd years! Well, I guess I always knew they were old songs, I thought to myself, but there goes any chance I had of making a mark with it...

But then he went on: "I was going to do that song, and as we were going round the guy about two or three before me did it instead. I didn't know him - I just thought, you bastard... Anyway, I found out afterwards it was John Tunney."

Somebody has always got to that song before you - whatever that song is and whoever you are. It goes with the territory.