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Thread #72493   Message #3525298
Posted By: GUEST,Patrick McCabe
11-Jun-13 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Copper Kettle (Albert Frank Beddoe)
Subject: RE: Origin: Copper Kettle (Albert Frank Beddoe)
The great Tony Joe White's version is the definitive one. On his '71 LP, it was credited to Dylan, thru no fault of Tony's. But on a CD reissue, it was correctly credited to Albert Frank Beddoe. See the Wiki entry on the song's title.

If memory serves, on the "Self Portrait" LP, Dylan also takes credit for 'It Hurts Me, Too'. Which is, of course, an Elmore James song.

See Wiki for Dylan & plagiarism, too. Apparently, on a recent release, Bob "borrowed" heavily from a Civil War-era(?) minor poet. Without any attribution or credit.