Mudcat Café message #910481 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5651   Message #910481
Posted By: Genie
14-Mar-03 - 11:04 PM
Thread Name: Origin: When You and I were Young Maggie
Subject: RE: When You and I were Young Maggie
Yes, Jaze, there are many variations.   But, apparently, the song was published in the mid 19th C., and most variations are either mondegreens or just "from-memory" transcriptions of those lyrics.

What I'm wondering is which versions, if any, can be recorded and published without havintg to pay royalties. Since the song was published over 100 years ago, I'd imagine that most versions based direc tly on the original lyrics published in about 1866 are fair game. Am I right?