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My Sweet Lord vs. He's So Fine
11 January 2012
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vonbontee
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It's more about the vocal melody than the chord progression.

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12 January 2012
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The Beach Boys record label threatened Katy Perry, or her representatives, with legal action over her single 'California Girls' as they felt it was synonymous with their own song and that one of the lines was very similar to the other. Barmy to say the least. There are too many laywers and executives in the music business who are only interested in making a buck. Apple are great at issuing legal action at the merest hint of beatle copyright being used infringed. Its one thing to protect your interests but not to the point of killing creativity. The beatles were always stealing melodies, chords and lyrics from other artists.

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12 January 2012
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12 January 2012
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I agree with vonbontee. It's all about "My sweet lord/Oh my lord" versus "He's so fine/Wish he were mine". Also, the melody of the doo-lang-doo-lang vocals aren't dissimilar from the repeated "Hallelujah/Hare rama" etc. I bet Spector knew about the similarity all along, even if Harrison had forgotten about the Chiffons' song.

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