What is it about this song that makes it so enduring? Perhaps it’s the way its simple, relatable lyrical concept is married to its emotionally elegiacal melody. Like most great songs, it’s hard to imagine the lyrics and melody existing apart from each other—as if they were created as one. Because “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” translates so well from genre to genre, language to language, and decade to decade, it has become one of the great copyrights—a published song with multiple recordings—of its era (or any era, for that matter).
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Leon Russell’s A Song For You: When a “Song” Becomes a “Copyright”:
There is a great chance that regardless of your demographic profile you are familiar with Leon Russell’s A Song For You, one of the really towering copyrights of the last 40 years. Aside from…
Jimmy Carter’s Plains Special Cheese Ring
Isn’t it common knowledge that in addition to being our 39th President, Jimmy Carter is an enduring exemplar of the sort of kindness and goodness that we all aspire to and the benchmark by…
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