The seed idea for my novel isn’t the only thing with its roots in the 1950s. While at boarding school outside
I’ve long heard that publishers, on things they agree to publish, often come up with a different title than what the author had, and this happened recently to a writer in our local group. Since the song is the theme of my story as well as its title, I’ve never been sure how anyone could separate them or come up with something else. However, I feel confident in my heart that it I ever get a publisher, I will be so happy about it that I will make every effort not to grouse about changes they want to make, including even the title.
But as I resurrected work on the story in the last three years, the question came up about where I could find the song. How could I learn if it is in the public domain?
To find out how it took four people to help me track it down, stay tuned.