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Thread #119222 Message #4057749
Posted By: GUEST,John Bari
06-Jun-20 - 06:00 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
Subject: RE: Origins: Libba Cotten's Freight Train
I'm reading this with interest noting the "similar" songs are not entirely the same and tunes unknown. So let me ask this question. If this song can be credited to Elizabeth Cotten, and she did in fact hold a copyright in the 1960's, is it still under copyright? She wrote it in the first decade of the 20th century but it wasn't published until the 1950's. Hmmm...