Mudcat Café message #3917676 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #40414   Message #3917676
Posted By: GUEST
16-Apr-18 - 12:55 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Silver Darlings (various)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Silver Darlings (Bob Halfin, Jim McLean)
Jim Maclean - oops! You misread what I said about Bob Halfin. You didn't see the R - it was dodgy contracts - not contacts! Minch Music co. had the old style 100 percent mechanical copyright tie you to them forever small print - whereas now a lot of people now sign contracts with reversionary rights. I found a local press story about Halfin writing a song about the beauty of Tomnahurich Cemetery Inverness, that one died a death. He used to find any novelty angle on music and try and right something about it. But a darned cheek to claim the share of a song just for suggesting the title! I do wonder if my father's tune was any good, sadly even he couldn't remember what he wrote!
(Though the song doesn't now exist so I'll never know how bad it was!)   

Re- Gallus Moll, Last Vango in Harris, your talking about a parody as it's set to someone else's copyright tune, and there are already lyrics set to it - so a lost lyrical parody rather an original compositional copyright work. Interesting though.. I must see if I can find any mention of it elsewhere!