Nicholson took the poem to a printer in Baltimore, who anonymously made the first known broadside printing on September 17; of these, two known copies survive. The song quickly became popular, with seventeen newspapers from Georgia to New Hampshire printing it. Washington Irvingthen editor of the Analectic Magazine in Philadelphia, reprinted the song in November
Authors have been quoting song lyrics in their books for eons, but if you plan to quote lyrics written afterbe prepared to do some research — and get out your checkbook — long before releasing your book.
This post was updated September Anything already published is protected by copyright, and that means you need to seek permission to republish. Which brings us to your book.
If you want to print the lyrics of a popular song in your book to set a mood, have a character sing along with the radio, or use as a lead-in to your chapters, you need permission from the copyright owner.
The writers and publishers of the lyrics you want to quote are entitled, by law, to: Flat-out deny you the right to quote the lyrics.
Not respond to your inquiry and leave you wondering why songwriters are so damned difficult. Now, if you are self-publishing, you may think you can just get away with sticking your favorite lyrics in your novel and no one will be the wiser.
And you may be right. Or reference the song but not the actual lyrics. First, you need to track down the publisher of the song. In the United States, all works published before are in the public domain, which means you are free to quote them without having to get permission.
This is by no means an exhaustive method for determining public domain, but it can be helpful. To find the publisher, you can use the same search criteria or seek out sheet music, which should list the copyright and publisher information.
But beware, it may not be as simple as sending an email and filling out a form. And, even if you land a publishing deal, you may still be on the hook to secure the necessary permissions yourself.
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