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Thread #38321   Message #539048
Posted By: Ivan
31-Aug-01 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Subject: RE: Top 20 Folk Songs From 50's & 60's
Let me see if I've got this right. The argument seems to go - A song isn't a folk song if some-one wrote it, it's published in a book or it's copyrighted. Sorry guys but I have some bad news for all of you. ALL songs were written by someone. Once a song is written it is automatically copyright of the author. Virtually every "traditional" song is published in a book somewhere. ERGO - ther is no such thing as a folk song!