The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #34307   Message #586675
Posted By: Gary T
06-Nov-01 - 09:41 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Don't Fence Me In (Cole Porter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: don't fence me in
This song was based on a poem/song by (I forget the name, but an internet search will turn it up (click)), with whom Cole Porter was willing to share the songwriting credit. Porter did rework it significantly. His record company nixed the idea, giving rise in later years to the notion that Porter stole the song.