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GUEST,Anonny Mouse Gypsy Rover a real folk song? (96* d) RE: Gypsy Rover a real folk song 28 Jan 06

A bit of a hijack here-but the public domain thing has me curious about copyright and royalties. Can a public domain song be appropriated, some lyrics changed-maybe a diff chord/music line here and there put in-and copyrighted by the lyricist/music changer as "new" or his/hers to record and get royalties from? Figure someone around here must know about copyright laws (this would be U.S. BTW).

-OR- can "arrangers" or "adapted by-ers" also get royalties? Just wonderin'.

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