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Thread #54253 Message #1605754
Posted By: Uke
15-Nov-05 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/ADD: Only a Leaf from a Rosebud
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Only a Leaf (Australian ... ?)
That is interesting... although the other NLA piece of sheet music states it is an arrangement by John Crook "on the Famous melodies by J. Slater & T.B. Fayme."
The Crook arrangement is quite long, and perhaps contains a "trio" or another melody apart from the standard verse/chorus of "Only a Leaf". Also, the "Magazine No. 5" version says the copyright is held by Slater in Sydney. Perhaps either he or Fayme were falsely claiming authorship? Who exactly wrote what is a puzzle.