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Thread #20659 Message #2968653
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
19-Aug-10 - 11:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree
Is the lyric by Carson Robson Trio identical to that of the writers Joseph P. Raskin, George Brown and Eddie Eliscu?
Does anyone have original sheet music? (Possibly LSQ Music Co.)
ASCAP lists original writers as Edward Eliscu, William J. Hill and William Raskin, title "They Cut Down the Old Pine," Work ID 500058137, and list variation "They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree."
Raskin, Brown and Eliscu may have re-written the song, but it is not listed at ASCAP under those names.
(Folk Music Index had the name Eliscu incorrectly as Ellison).