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Several songs sharing the same melody

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-06-09 01:04:22 UTC

Several songs on the site all share the same melody but aren't listed as adaptations...


I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

The Great Speckled Bird

Wild Side of Life (and of course its adaptations)


According to Wikipedia, the melody originated in the mid-20s with a song called "Thrills That I Can't Forget". There is a recording of that on YouTube as well, and it is the same tune (though the quality of the audio isn't great).

jojo

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jojo @ 2019-06-10 06:44:28 UTC

Several songs on the site all share the same melody but aren't listed as adaptations...


I'm Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

The Great Speckled Bird

Wild Side of Life (and of course its adaptations)


And you can add this one too: It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels


And then there is a very close melodical relationship with The Prisoner's Song


I have made a post about this songcluster on my blog a few years ago.


https://jopiepopie.blogspot.com/2013/12/prisoners-song-1925-blue-eyes-1927.html


JoJo greets

David King

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David King @ 2019-06-10 15:46:05 UTC

Of course, "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" was an answer to "Wild Side of Life". I understand that Kitty Wells was temporarily banned from performing the song at the Grand Ole Opry and NBC radio refused to play her song (before it was edited).

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2019-06-23 07:20:26 UTC

Several songs on the site all share the same melody but aren't listed as adaptations...

According to Wikipedia, the melody originated in the mid-20s with a song called "Thrills That I Can't Forget".

If that's the case, they need "Thrills That I Can't Forget" as common root work.

Are you planning to make the changes?