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Rock Salt and Nails/Play Us a Waltz

Janie 20 Aug 12 - 09:36 PM
GUEST,Hootenanny 21 Aug 12 - 06:40 AM
kendall 21 Aug 12 - 07:26 AM
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Subject: Rock Salt and Nails/Play Us a Waltz
From: Janie
Date: 20 Aug 12 - 09:36 PM

Was listening to some Hazel Dickens on youtube tonight and realized "Play Us A Waltz" written by Charlie Maquire, sounds an awful lot like Utah Phillips "Rock Salt and Nails." Listened to the songs by several different performers, and still came away thinking the similarity in the tunes is too close for comfort.

Hazel's recording of Play Us a Waltz

Flatt & Scruggs recording of Rock Salt and Nails


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Subject: RE: Rock Salt and Nails/Play Us a Waltz
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 06:40 AM

Too close for comfort? Two excellent songs sharing almost identical melodies. Have you never encountered that before?
Im Thinking Tonight of my Blues Eyes / Great Speckled Bird / Honky to nk Angels etc etc. How many writers write original tunes? It's called the folk process.

Hoot


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Subject: RE: Rock Salt and Nails/Play Us a Waltz
From: kendall
Date: 21 Aug 12 - 07:26 AM

Bruce recycled many of his songs. It;s the lyrics that are most important.
Starlight on the rails...Hank Snow, Somewhere along life's highway.
Ashes on the sea...Lorena.
etc.


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