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Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)

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Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL SEE YOU IN C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 03:44 AM

From the sheet music at Indiana University Sheet Music Collections.

I'LL SEE YOU IN C-U-B-A
Irving Berlin
New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., © 1920.

1. Not so far from here,
There's a very lively atmosphere.
Ev'rybody's going there this year;
And there's a reason the season opened last July.
Ever since the USA went dry,
Ev'rybody's going there and I'm going too.
I'm on my way to--

CHORUS: Cuba, there's where I'm going.
Cuba, there's where I'll stay:
Cuba, where wine is flowing,
And where dark-eyed Stellas
Light their fellers' panatelas.
Cuba, where all is happy,
Cuba, where all is gay.
Why don't you plan a wonderful trip
To Havana? Hop on a ship
And I'll see you in C-U-B-A.

2. Take a friend's advice:
Drinking in a cellar isn't nice.
Anybody who has got the price
Should be a Cuban. Have you been longing for the smile
That you haven't had for quite a while?
If you have, then follow me and I'll show the way.
Come on along to-- CHORUS

[This song is full of delightful internal rhymes: reason/season, Stellas/fellas'/panatelas, plan-a/Havana, see-you/C-U, Cuban/you-been.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 06:29 AM

Jim Couza used to do a nice version of this. (And Bing Crosby sang it in Blue Skies, 1946, largely a film vehicle for Berlin's songs, mostly written earlier). I've always had a soft spot for the song!

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 08:48 AM

And the Austin Lounge Lizards on their 'Lizard Vision' album - with a few additional lyrics and a beaut instrumental break.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berli
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 04:50 PM

I learnt the song from Ruthie Gorton of LA, about 1976/7. To be sung with a twinkle, of course, especially sung alongside MacColl's "Granma"

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 06:20 PM

The Chenille Sisters do a lovely rendition, too.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Cool Beans
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 06:22 PM

My daughter, who spent a month in Cuba for her study abroad program, says it's nothing like that these days, although she did bring home a nice box of Cohiba cigars. (This is a big deal only in the US where everything Cuba is forbidden.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 07:24 PM

Still very popular for Canadians looking for a warm place to spend their 2-3 week yearly vacation. A number of good package deals from here in Alberta.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: 12-stringer
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 07:25 PM

For a decent download (from 78RPM) of the song by Billy Murray, look here (scroll down the page for it -- "Cuba" is spelled straight, not "C-U-B-A" on the page):
http://www.archive.org/details/BillyMurray_part2

Lots of excellent ragtime novelty songs on this page, and elsewhere in the Billy Murray collections at archive.org.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 04 Oct 07 - 08:28 PM

The sheet music linked by Jim Dixon brought a lot of memories. My parents played old Ted Lewis records ("Is everybody happy?") and this was one of his hits, but I don't remember it- their collection was later.
Irving Berlin seldom wrote a bad lyric and his music was always tops.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 05:34 AM

Can anyone confirm whether or not this song is in the public domain in the U.S.? From my understanding of American copyright law, all works published before 1923 in the U.S. are in public domain, but I can't find this song on any lists of public domain songs. Is it in the public domain in America?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 05:37 AM

It should be in public domain from what I've read (published in 1920).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 05:43 AM

ETA: Am asking because of a story I'm working set in an alternate Cuba, where a character sings the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 08:05 AM

Refresh. Although I have been doing some research on this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 02:47 PM

It may not be in the public domain in your Alternate Cuba. The laws are different in Alternative worlds.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Suzy T.
Date: 17 Apr 12 - 03:18 PM

And don't forget the version recorded by Any Old Time String Band in 1977 (that's where the Chenille Sisters learned it, and I'm pretty sure the Austin Lounge Lizards too)! Kate Brislin and Genny Haley sang the hell out of it!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 12:51 AM

No-one's answered my question. Is it PD?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 19 Apr 12 - 07:53 PM

refresh. This question is serious.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 09:57 AM

Hi, Morwen. We're not being rude. It's just that US copyright law is so complicated. Here's a summary:
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Works Originally Created and Published or Registered before January 1, 1978:

Under the law in effect before 1978, copyright was secured either on the date a work was published with a copyright notice or on the date of registration if the work was registered in unpublished form. In either case, the copyright endured for a first term of twenty-eight years from the date it was secured. During the last (twenty-eighth) year of the first term, the copyright was eligible for renewal. The Copyright Act of 1976 extended the renewal term from twenty-eight to forty-seven years for copyrights that were subsisting on January 1, 1978, or for pre-1978 copyrights restored under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), making these works eligible for a total term of protection of seventy-five years. Public Law 105-298, also known as the "Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998", was enacted on October 27, 1998, and further extends the renewal term of copyrights still subsisting on that date by an additional twenty years, providing for a renewal term of sixty-seven years and a total term of protection of ninety-five years.

Public Law 102-307, enacted on June 26, 1992, amended the 1976 Copyright Act to provide for automatic renewal of the term of copyrights secured between January 1, 1964, and December 31, 1977.

Public Law 102-307 makes renewal registration optional. Therefore filing for renewal registration is no longer required in order to extend the original twenty-eight year copyright term to the full ninety-five years. However, some benefits result from making a renewal registration during the twenty-eighth year of the original term.
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It is likely that the works of Irving Berlin have been given all the copyright ptotection possible. If we suppose his estate went for the "full 95 years," then copyright for the Cuba song won't expire until Dec 31, 2015. Bad luck!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 20 Apr 12 - 10:19 PM

Thanks, leeneia. Suppose I'll have to go with paraphrasing then.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 02:23 AM

I think leeneia is mistaken. Until 1998, copyright protection was publication plus 75 years, so everything published 1923 or before is in public domain all over the world. Gets complicated AFTER that, but 1923 and before is simple. -Joe -


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 21 Apr 12 - 10:31 AM

Yes, Joe, I think you're right. Go with Joe, Morwen.

Too bad nobody can write this up in a simple, crystal-clear manner, eh? When I started searching, I thought, "Why not go straight to the site of the Copyright Office for the info?" To my surprise, the law PDF starts with works published in 1978 - doesn't even discuss anything earlier. It's nuts.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 05:28 AM

@leeneia: This is late, but yes, the law ''is'' complicated.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From: MorwenEdhelwen1
Date: 10 Jun 13 - 07:44 PM

* is*.


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