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Thread #31055 Message #401655
Posted By: GUEST, mudjack (guest)
19-Feb-01 - 04:00 PM
Thread Name: Pastures of Plenty (Woody Guthrie)-public domain?
Subject: RE: Woody Guthrie song - 'public domain?'
Pastures of Plenty was paid for by the US Government for his writing services during the BPA dam constructions in the Northwest. They didn't think of getting ownership but it is of course a Woody Guthrie song, so ripping it off would be keeping in the true tradition of Woody.