[rumori] early thinking

From: Don Joyce (djATwebbnet.com)
Date: Fri Jun 28 2002 - 08:45:58 PDT

Forwarded by Negativland.

>Pete Seeger, June 1967:
>When Woody Guthrie was singing hillbilly songs on a little Los
>Angeles radio station in the late 1930s, he used to mail out a small
>mimeographed songbook to listeners who wanted the words to his
>songs, On the bottom of one page appeared the following: "This song
>is Copyrighted in U.S., under Seal of Copyright # 154085, for a
>period of 28 years, and anybody caught singin it without our
>permission, will be mighty good friends of ourn, cause we don't give
>a dern. Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We
>wrote it, that's all we wanted to do." W.G.

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