Sunday, April 25, 2010

This Side of Plagiarism?

From Jazz Corner (Facebook)

Previews going on now for "This Side of Paradise: A New Musical about Zelda and F. Scott Fitgerald with music and lyrics by Nancy Harrow.

Click on and a song begins to play. The first line of the lyric is, "For ev'ry Gatsby, there's a Daisy". The melody is from Harold Arlen and Leo Robin classic, "For Ev'ry Man There's a Woman", the only difference being one extra note that Harrow added to accomodate the extra syllable in the word "Gatsby".

For evr'y man there's a woman, for ev'ry Gatsby a Daisy, and for ev'ry song, a songwriter who, intentionally or not, rips it off.