[DWJ] Re: Song lyrics

Judith Ridge judith_ridge at netspace.net.au
Wed Jan 16 06:46:34 EST 2008

On 16/1/08 3:27 AM, "dwj-request at suberic.net" <dwj-request at suberic.net>

> 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.
> -deborah

Thanks Deborah. (Note to self: always read all the digests before responding
to any given post.)


Judith Ridge
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