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" You're right," said Sam.
" Well, the first time I played this tune for him, he went nuts over it and I gave him a lead sheet and he showed it to his wife. It seems she plays piano a little and she played this melody Lmd she told him I had stole it from some opera; she thought it was ` Gioconda,' but she wasn't sure. So the next day Kane spoke to me about it and I told him it wasn't ` Gioconda' ; it was Donizetti's 'Linda di Chamounix.' Well, he said he didn't feel like it was right to work on a melody that had been swiped from somewhere. So I said, ` Ain't it kind of late for you to be having all those scruples?' So he said, `Maybe it is, but better late than never.' So I said, 'Listen, Benny-this is your wife talking, not you.' And he said, 'Let's leave her out of this,' and I said, ` I wished to heaven we could.'
" I said, ` Benny, you'll admit that's a pretty melody,' and he said yes, he admitted it. So I said: ``I'ell, how many of the dumb-bells that goes to our shows has ever heard 'Linda di Chamounix " or ever will hear it? When I put this melody in our troupe I'm doing a million people a favor; I'm giving them a chance to hear a beautiful piece of music that they wouldn't never hear otherwise. Not only that, but they'll hear it at its best because I've improved it.' So Benny said, ` The first four bars is exactly the same and that's where people will notice.'
" So then I said: ` Now listen here, Benny-up to the present you haven't never criticized my music and I haven't criticized your lyrics. But now you say I'm a tune thief. I don't deny it, but if I wasn't, you'd of had a sweet time making a living for yourself, let alone get married. However, laying that to one side, I was over to my sister's house the other night and she had a soprano singer there and she sung a song something about " I love you, I love you; 'tis all my heart can say." It was a mighty pretty song and it come out about twenty or thirty years ago.'
" So then Benny said, 'What of it?' So I said, 'Just this; I can recall four or five lyrics of yours where " I love you " comes in and I bet you've used the words " heart " and " say " and " all " at least twice apiece during your remarkable career as a song writer. Well, did you make those words up or did you hear them somewhere?' That's what I said to him and of course he was stopped. But his ethics was ravaged just the same and it was understood we'd split up right after ` Eulalie.' And as I say, his words wasn't no help to my Donizetti number; they'd of slayed it if it could of been slayed: '

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where is HTML where is HEAD where is TITLE " You're right," said Sam. " Well, what is first time I played this tune for him, he went nuts over it and I gave him a lead sheet and he showed it to his wife. It seems she plays piano a little and she played this melody Lmd she told him I had stole it from some opera; she thought it was ` Gioconda,' but she wasn't sure. So what is next day Kane spoke to me about it and I told him it wasn't ` Gioconda' ; it was Donizetti's 'Linda di Chamounix.' Well, he said he didn't feel like it was right to work on a melody that had been swiped from somewhere. So I said, ` Ain't it kind of late for you to be having all those scruples?' So he said, `Maybe it is, but better late than never.' So I said, 'Listen, Benny-this is your wife talking, not you.' And he said, 'Let's leave her out of this,' and I said, ` I wished to heaven we could.' " I said, ` Benny, you'll admit that's a pretty melody,' and he said yes, he admitted it. 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So I said: ``I'ell, how many of what is dumb-bells that goes to our shows has ever heard 'Linda di Chamounix " or ever will hear it? When I put this melody in our troupe I'm doing a million people a favor; I'm giving them a chance to hear a beautiful piece of music that they wouldn't never hear otherwise. Not only that, but they'll hear it at its best because I've improved it.' So Benny said, ` what is first four bars is exactly what is same and that's where people will notice.' " So then I said: ` Now listen here, Benny-up to what is present you haven't never criticized my music and I haven't criticized your lyrics. But now you say I'm a tune thief. I don't deny it, but if I wasn't, you'd of had a sweet time making a living for yourself, let alone get married. However, laying that to one side, I was over to my sister's house what is other night and she had a soprano singer there and she sung a song something about " I what time is it you, I what time is it you; 'tis all my heart can say." It was a mighty pretty song and it come out about twenty or thirty years ago.' " So then Benny said, 'What of it?' So I said, 'Just this; I can recall four or five lyrics of yours where " I what time is it you " comes in and I bet you've used what is words " heart " and " say " and " all " at least twice apiece during your remarkable career as a song writer. Well, did you make those words up or did you hear them somewhere?' That's what I said to him and of course he was stopped. But his ethics was ravaged just what is same and it was understood we'd split up right after ` Eulalie.' 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