Plagiarist king: bob dylan (part 2)


 let us proceed with dylan´s musical thefts: masters of war´s melody he stole from an ancient english ballad called Nottamun Town - again listen to it from youtube: it´s identical. this is his only plagiarism for which he had to pay anything at all: peanuts: 5000 dollars to a US folk artist named Jean Ritchie whose arrangement of Nottamun town dylan had also copied for masters of war. not content with having stolen the musics of both blowin´in the wind and masters of war, dylan proceeded to near-plagiarize both the melody and the words of hard rain from a marvellous ancient european folk ballad called Lord Tindall in english - again find it on you tube for comparison, it´s so much more beautiful than dylan´s version. i say near-plagiarized here and not plagiarized tout court as with blowin´and masters, because dylan did go the extra mile here and vary the melody, originally in a minor key, transposing it into a major key. that aside, it´s lord tindall all over again. even the lyrics of hard rain repeat the question-answer pattern of Lord Tindall. now when you read the credits on the freewheelin´bob ylan, the bastard credited those 3 songs entirely to himself! thus making it seem he´d really written them himself, and cashing in millions of dollars in copyright monies.what a fucking fraud! Joni Mitchell was right on the mark when she called dylan a plagiarist. Prophet for profit was Keith Richard´s take on dylan: thou shalt not steal, mr zimmerman...




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