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Thread #44455 Message #2320992
Posted By: Jim McLean
20-Apr-08 - 06:02 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Patriot Game
Subject: RE: Origins: Patriot Game
Dick, what I meant was that if you compare Dylan's verse ' Oh my name it means nothing, my age it means less' to Dominic's ' My name is O'Hanlon, my age is sixteen' etcetera (and excuse my not remembering the words exactly) it is obvious he was writing his song with Dominic's in mind. He asked me about the Patriot Game when he heard Nigel Denver singing it in the Troubadour way back and I explained what Dominic had in mind. So I'm not saying he swiped the tune, just that he used Dominic's song as a vehicle upon to which to fashion his own. I'm only stating the obvious.