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Crediting Composer & Lyricist
By Jim Heyworth

Hi Joyce,  Regarding your question of just how the composer and
lyricist should be credited, I don't think there is a particular
preferred layout.  I headed to my pile of old sheet music and
came up with quite a variety.  Here are a few examples.

  Underneath the Mellow Moon
  "The Singing Xylophonist"

  The Utah Trail
  Words and Music by

  When the Organ Played at Twilight
  Lyric by          Music by
                    & REG. CONNELLY

  The Kentuckian Song
  Edited by         Words and Music by
  Wm. Elfeldt       IRVING GORDON

  In a Golden Coach
  Words and Music by

Kind of an eclectic grab from the top of the heap but the only
consistency I have found in this rather small sample is that
composer and lyricist rate upper case.

Take it from there.

Jim Heyworth,
Sechelt, B.C., Canada

(Message sent Tue 31 Oct 2006, 18:50:15 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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