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Thread #90351   Message #2182171
Posted By: GUEST
29-Oct-07 - 05:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Kookaburra - possible copyright info.
Subject: RE: Origins: Kookaburra - possible copyright info.
Now that this thread has reappeared I can thank JennieG [ublicly for Cinderella dressed in yella; I've already thanked he privately and now my daughters are combing through it discerning variations from their own (much more recent) experiences.

The mention of the ABC (Oz) songbook "Sing" reminds me that I was recently reminded by a friend that the 2007 edition contains a parody of "On top of old smoky" that refers to the loss of a meatball when somebody sneezed. The book lists the copyright for both words and music to Tom Glaser but both of us recall singing this (with, from memory, two extra verses); me in the 50s and him (my friend) in the 60s and I'm not sure Tom was up to writing songs at that time. Perhaps it's another case of copyrighting the "arrangement" and an extra verse tagged onto the end.

End of thread drift.

Cheers, Rowan