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Bob Dylan accused of plagiarism

world Updated: May 22, 2009 13:28 IST
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The poem “Little Buddy”, which was considered to be singer Bob Dylan's original work, is apparently actually an old country song.

The news came just 24 hours after the original handwritten version of “Little Buddy” was put up for auction by Christie's, reported

The song had been touted as an example of Dylan's “brilliance even as a 16-year-old”. But, as a country fan pointed out, most of the words were from a song by Canadian Hank Snow.

It was recorded in 1948, 11 years before Dylan submitted his poem to a Jewish summer camp newspaper in Wisconsin.

Christie's is pressing on with the auction here as it is for charity.

The poem was expected to fetch up to over $150,000.