Is a song with a slightly changed title a new work?
(I’m thinking of differences in cover art being sufficient for a new release.)
tldr: Does it become, “If someone is interested in making a new work on the basis of a different title then they are welcome to do so”?
White, Orange and Green
White, Yellow and Green
(The first is the most common title - but I have found no definitive history of the song, even it’s composer is rarely credited. Assuming I have found the correct composer after all. )
The songs have pretty much the same lyrics but for “White, ****** and Green”. And the same or very close tune. The Orange/Yellow shift may be related to Orange being the colour for the Protestants of Ireland. And the Yellow … . Well, I wonder about the social history of this song. And it’s original title. (Which for those who are into such things is described on a scholarly site thusly; Tune is that of the Travellers’ ‘Parting Glass’ or ‘Here’s a Health to the Company’; also similar to ‘Flower of Northumberland’.
Does it become, “If someone is interested in making a new work on the basis of a different title then they are welcome to do so”?