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Maggie Mae Rights?
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31 December 2012
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Maggie Mae is a traditional Liverpool song. So this would mean it is public domain, right? US and UK? Any proof? I want to know if I'm have to right to sell a cover of it. Thank you!

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31 December 2012
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Who knows? Nobody is really sure about the person owning the rights to the music of the Beatles. Although the arrangement of Maggie May allowed the Beatles to have rights over the song.

"The version they performed was spelt "Maggie Mae" on the track listing and all four Beatles were credited as arrangers of the traditional song, thus allowing them to collect the writers' share of the publishing income for this public domain song"

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