[DWJ] Song lyrics

minnow at belfry.org.uk minnow at belfry.org.uk
Tue Jan 15 09:49:38 EST 2008

deborah wrote:
>On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>> How splendid if they said where the lines came from!  Homage rather
>> than plagiarism would be a delight.  BB probably had to sing it at
>> school -- Simon and Garfunkle's songs were on a lot of school
>> curriculums (?curricula?) for a while.
>He has credited them, though not in the liner notes for the
>album.  But he has stated in concerts that he took the line from
>Simon and Garfunkel, who were a huge early influence on him.
>While it would have been better to credit them formerly in the
>album, he has never claimed the lines as his own.

Hurrah! and good for him.


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