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More Inspiration or Plagiarism?

Girl From the North Country Scarborough Fair / Canticle “Remember me to one who lives there: she once was a true love of mine.” Which do you prefer? Martin Carthy: the missing link between Dylan and Simon

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Something Borrowed, Something True

I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing This one started out as a Coca Cola advert in 1971.   The advert proved so popular that the lyrics were adapted to a song which the New Seekers then recorded.   … Continue reading

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Something Borrowed, Something New

Barracuda Sometimes, the journey of a song takes a couple of strange turns. Would you believe this one started life as a Joni Mitchell tune?   Then Nazareth covered the song, adding an interesting riff at the beginning:   Heart … Continue reading

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