The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #33197   Message #441431
Posted By: dick greenhaus
15-Apr-01 - 10:00 PM
Thread Name: Bennington Rifles
Subject: RE: Bennington Rifles
John Allison, back in the 1940s and 1950s, did a fine job of finding broadsides and composing appropriate, singable tunes for them. Wild Goose Grasses, Bowery Grenadiers and Riflemen's Song are three of his better-known songs.

If you want to jump on somebody about claiming songs, try Oscar Brand (who claims Yankee Doodle) and Pete Seeger (Cindy, Old Joe Clark and a bunch of others), as well as Woody Guthrie, who claims words and music copyrights on everything he did.