The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #126026   Message #4135563
Posted By: GUEST,Karen
06-Feb-22 - 01:38 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Old Hawk - Goss-Hawk (Original)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Jolly Old Hawk (Original Lyrics)
This thread of conversations is so old that my question may never be answered.

I have wanted to illustrate this song ever since I heard it sung over 20 years ago at a local celebration known as Welcome Yule. I have recently had the opportunity to start creating drawings and I want to send the book dummy to publishers. That said, I wonder if this is a copyrighted song? If so, is there a version that is similar to the Waterson's that has not been copyrighted?

Many thanks to anyone who can help me with this problem!