Jump to content
GreaseSpot Cafe
Sign in to follow this  
WhiteDove

Beautiful Ohio ......Plagiarized

Recommended Posts

icon_eek.gif Sniff Sniff... Say it isn't so!!!!

WordWolfs thread reminded me of this. Last weekend while poking around an antique store here I found it. Now I really was not looking for any,but as I passed my eye somehow was drawn to it Sheet music. Yep there it was right in front Beautiful Ohio. Ok I admit it I had to buy it!!!

After all it was an important piece of research and only a dollar.

Well I opened the sealed wraper expecting to see those old familiar words...

But sniff... they were no where to be found.

Yep plagiarized again. the last bit of originality gone before my very eyes.

The sheet music is pretty cool though the back reads Mary Earl, writter of the biggest song hits to the music world. The tune all America is humming (somehow I doubt that) The bottom reads this song available on all Phonograph and music rolls ask your dealer for them for your player piano....

Well I have been laughing all week at God's sense of humor. Not even the rock theme song was original..... sniff

Ok Belle I promised I would post this for you so here it is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...Beautifuuuuuuuulllllllll Ohiooooooo...

I can still hear that wretched song in my mind.

Every copy of that song, in existance, should be thrown into the fountain of living waters...or perhaos I should call it the fountain of deadly waters...and heard no more.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Shoot -- I actually like that piano version!! icon_cool.gif

Ignore the words, and it would make great background music in some bar somewhere!

icon_biggrin.gif:D-->

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As shrilling an alarm clock as it was it did wake me up.

In thier defense I think the TWIts version is nicer than the official state version. as to changing the words I dare anyone to sing Louie Louie word for word as it was originally sung

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:
Originally posted by Linda Z:

As much as I disliked that song, neither singing it nor adapting it amounts to plagiarism.

...Although, I did hear a snippet of Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer in there.

icon_biggrin.gif:D-->

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LOL! WD, that IS good one! Funny how God gives us giggles sometimes, isn't it?

Man! I really DID miss some good times and good music, didn't I? icon_biggrin.gif:D--> icon_biggrin.gif:D--> icon_biggrin.gif:D-->

Mine ears have never had the glory of the hearing of the song....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Beautiful Oh-God Please No" was not the only song they changed the words to. There are numerous songs in the singalongtheway book that were altered a bit to fit the doctrine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hate to be a wise ars but:

Louie Louie, me gotta go. Louie Louie, me gotta go.

A fine little girl, she wait for me.

Me catch the ship across the sea.

I sailed the ship all alone.

I never think I'll make it home.

Louie Louie, me gotta go.

Three nights and days we sailed the sea.

Me think of girl constantly.

On the ship, I dream she there.

I smell the rose in her hair.

Louie Louie, me gotta go.

Me see Jamaican moon above.

It won't be long me see me love.

Me take her in my arms and then

I tell her I never leave again.

Louie Louie, me gotta go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:
Originally posted by Linda Z:

As much as I disliked that song, neither singing it nor adapting it amounts to plagiarism.

Indeed. TWI never claimed it as original. You might as well claim they plagiarized the "Star Spangled Banner" since they used it every day at flag-raising!

George

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Maybe George but they did not change the words to the Star Spangled Banner. They passed off their version as the Ohio state song it was not.

Change the lyrics to a Beatles song and record it and see how long before you hear from the record company.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:
Originally posted by WhiteDove:

Maybe George but they did not change the words to the Star Spangled Banner. They passed off their version as the Ohio state song it was not.

Change the lyrics to a Beatles song and record it and see how long before you hear from the record company.

I assume that "Beautiful Ohio" is in the public domain, and so adapting it is not a crime. (As opposed to, say, "Surfin' USA," which was "Sweet Little Sixteen" with different words. It took Chuck Berry about twenty years to get credit for the song.) And it was apparent to me from the very first time I heard the TWI version that it wasn't the original words.

George

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Hammeroni:

Would have been better off singing "Louie, Louie"..

They would have changed those words, too; and we'd STILL be having this discussion! icon_rolleyes.gif:rolleyes:-->

George

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Georgio, I checked and your is one of but several considered versions. Nobody knows what the original words were. The FBI tried to have the guys arrested for obscene lyrics but could never figure out what they were saying, I found a whole website devoted to different versions

I like the song though and it really could have been a good replacement for Beautiful Ohio. I would rather have woken up to Louie Louie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Out There, you're not going to fathom this because it seems really rediculous but when I was a kid there were still people who thought that Louis Louis was evil. I also had heard about the FBI thing, which is true. But the FBI should have done what I did all those years ago. I wrote a letter to The Library of Congress and requested the lyrics. They were on file. That famous version of that song is a cover. It's an old raggae song by a guy named Richard Berry. The lyrics I printed are the ones from the origional copyright.

Not bad eh?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Martindale was one of the idiots who was saying that the Louie, Louie lyrics were evil, or dirty or both. I'd hear Way Corps people parrot it, and then ask them what the words actually were. They never knew.

The way I heard it, the classic Kingsman version is hard to understand for two reasons: it was recorded in one take, so some of the words were kind of mumbled over, and everything was recorded by one boom microphone, the singer having to shout UPWARDS to be heard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez! Am I da only one dat liked dat song? I took the Advanced Class in 1979, and beautiful Ohio played in the morning, as well as the song where VP would say to swing and sway with Sammy Kaye. That summer they started with the Beautiful Ohio.

Boy...I gotta admit, I miss going to the Rock of Ages. Only hated it when I had to haul trash with a bad back. But mostly...I loved it...sigh...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oakspear! "Louie, Louie"... Oh yeah. I remember that song about interracial love. "She was black, as the night....Louie was whiter than white...took her home to meet momma and poppa, Louie had a terrible fight...Louie, Louie Louie, Louie...Louie, Louie, Louie, Lou-ahh, etc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...