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Thread #81308 Message #3777546
Posted By: GUEST,D. E. Shiveley
09-Mar-16 - 02:07 AM
Thread Name: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
Subject: RE: Origins: My Get Up and Go - not by Seeger?
Possibly, but it was a published poem and my grandfather was paid $1.00 for it. He wrote many others as well and was a local celebrity.
I don't give a fig about settling anything with Pete Seeger, who is deceased as we all know. I just care about my grandfather getting credit for his creation. I'm a poet and author as well, and it is not pleasant at all when someone tries to claim your work.
I've seen the original newspaper column with his poems. I've held them in my hands. I have the original "Get Up And Go" poem in my possession. My grandfather wrote it under the pen name of Proxy. That's all I care about.