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emily rain Songs that have become another's 'own' (40) RE: Songs that have become another's 'own' 10 Dec 99


right on, bill. i have a friend who plays "bobby mcgee" in his own way at the local jam session, and i can always hear at least two or three janis wannabes in the audience singing along... i wish they would stop. my friend does it so nicely.

many years ago i wrote a song that i sorta liked but mostly didn't, so i didn't perform it very often or enthusiastically. then i heard some friends perform it totally differently, and it was like the song was reborn through them. even though it was never a hit with my audiences, it sure was with theirs, and suddenly i liked it too! i was grateful to them for having seen what i didn't see. and wouldn't it have been sad if they played it in exactly the same, boring way i did?


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