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Thread #129008   Message #2893985
Posted By: Jim McLean
25-Apr-10 - 10:49 AM
Thread Name: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
Subject: RE: Joni Mitchell -Dylan is 'a plagiarist'
MtheGM, don't be fooled by Dominic's "Is that right?" response. I knew him when he wrote The Patriot Game in 1957 and he was well aware of, not only the Nightingale, but of Guthrie's version of the tune in the 1913 Massacre. It was Dylans' use of the first verse of the Patriot Game, coupled with the tune, which annoyed him and rightly so.