Re: Nirvana

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 11:06:21 MST

The lyrics are from a different song on the same album, I think.

James Wetterau wrote:
> > From: Spike Jones <>
> >
> > John Lennon song: My Sweet Lord. Part of the lyrics go
> >
> > ...Give me light, give me life, keep me free from birth...
> That song is by George Harrison, not John Lennon. Harrison's music
> company lost a lawsuit accusing him of plagiarizing the 1962 Chiffon's
> song "He's So Fine" melodically. Harrison more or less conceded at
> trial that he must have heard the song in the past and subconsciously
> been aware of the two motifs his song had in common with "He's So
> Fine". He thus lost the case for subconscious plagiarism. The
> damages portion of the case dragged on for years, and I'm not sure it
> was ever resolved completely, though it ought to have been for now.
> John Lennon wasn't big on songs with deities and demi-gods in them
> (unless you include references to himself).
> Regards,
> James Wetterasu

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