Mudcat Café message #67643 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10084   Message #67643
Posted By: Bruce O.
02-Apr-99 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's pseudonym
Who were the 'Jessie Cavanaugh' and 'Albert Stanton' that made trivial changes in many folksongs, then copyrighted them, in 'Folk Sing', Hollis Music, Inc, 1959. I suspect it was pseudonym for the Weavers. Burns' "Auld Lange Syne" and Thomas Moore's 'Believe me if all the endearing young charms" and "The Minstrel Boy" were among these. If it was copyrighted, then I don't accept it as an authentic folksong. Something had to be changed from the way a traditional singer sang it, in order to copyright it.