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DaveJ lines that show up in different songs (23) RE: lines that show up in different songs 26 Jul 01

I have heard them called zipper verses or lines...and the songs that use them are often called zipper songs. Don Firth's example is often sung in "Jack of Diamonds". If you compare the lyrics to Jack of diamonds to Peter, Paul, & Mary's Pretty Mary you'll see that the verses to Pretty Mary are almost all zipped from Jack... with some editting and rearrangement of course. The tunes are very similar. Jack is in the public domain to my knowledge, but ...Mary is copyrighted.


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