The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33197   Message #440757
Posted By: Haruo
14-Apr-01 - 08:25 PM
Thread Name: Bennington Rifles
Subject: Bennington Rifles copyright
How did John Allison/Stormking come to have a copyright on this song; the text is traditional, and I think the tune is, too. What year do they claim copyright in it for? I learned it as a traditional song in school in the early sixties.

If Allison did in fact compose the tune, what tune was the (traditional) text previously sung to?