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  1. Subscribermchill
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    17 Nov '19 21:501 edit
    For years I've heard rumors Paul Simon copied this from somewhere. Sorry if I'm about 700 years late with this-

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  2. Standard memberhakimaonline
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    17 Nov '19 22:04
    @mchill said
    For years I've heard rumors Paul Simon copied this from somewhere. Sorry if I'm about 700 years late with this-

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgbo2QWLBzI
    That’s a beautiful rendition, by the way.

    I have little doubt that this originates from a Medieval folk ballad. Simon likely adapted it in the same manner that troubadours have covered ballads such as “Barbara Allen” and Robert Burns’ “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose”.

    These days we might say that he covered it, but since it’s in the public domain, he’s likely exempted from copyright laws or the ethical dilemmas of plagiarism. I’ve seen this done a lot with the remaking of Greek plays, with literary magnates such as Goethe and Shakespeare taking literary licenses.

    As the prophets have said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” 😊
  3. Standard membermister moggy
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    23 Nov '19 00:57
    @hakima

    i copy my posts from VR,

    he and lemondrop are my inspiration.

    gotta say it.. gotta love it.
  4. Subscribermoonbus
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    23 Nov '19 11:50
    @mister-moggy said
    @hakima

    i copy my posts from VR,

    he and lemondrop are my inspiration.

    gotta say it.. gotta love it.
    Sometimes a student overtops his master. Not in this case, however.
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    24 Nov '19 09:24
    @hakima said
    That’s a beautiful rendition, by the way.

    I have little doubt that this originates from a Medieval folk ballad. Simon likely adapted it in the same manner that troubadours have covered ballads such as “Barbara Allen” and Robert Burns’ “My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose”.

    These days we might say that he covered it, but since it’s in the public domain, he’s likely exempted f ...[text shortened]... eare taking literary licenses.

    As the prophets have said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” 😊
    I just wanted to say that I am glad you're on this site. 🙂

    You add a touch of class to the forums and this is so desperately needed.
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