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T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) Lyr Req: Anything on Copyrights? (5) RE: Lyr Req: Anything on Copyrights? 26 Jun 00

John Forster's "Fusion", a satirical jab at Paul Simon, includes the following words, sung to a variant of the isometric version of the melody Herzlich tut mich verlangen ("O sacred head sore wounded")--

This pretty tune was written by Hans Leo Hassler
in fifteen ninety-nine.
I wrote some words and changed about three notes--
now ASCAP says it's mine.

The complete lyric can be found at


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