The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22674   Message #4150317
Posted By: GUEST,Jerome Clark
15-Aug-22 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Long Black Veil
Subject: RE: Origin: Long Black Veil
Okay. I think it's hilarious that Peter Viney thinks Danny Dill wrote "Streets of Laredo."

Some years ago a prominent folk deejay remarked to me, "I didn't know John Stewart wrote 'Jesse James'." He wasn't being sarcastic.

Since traditional music is in the public domain, anyone can claim composer credits and attendant royalties for a particular song. Most listeners of any sophistication understand that. (The proper attribution should read, "Trad. Arr.," of course.) I'm always surprised when I come upon someone sufficiently naive to think, say, that Danny Dill wrote "Streets of Laredo."