"HOW MANY TEARS FROM NOW?"
THE TRUTH - A FURTHER WORD
The original article does not "suggest" the fact. It merely states the truth that the melody belonged to the Jenny Lou Carson song "Many Tears Ago" from 1944. If in any doubt, why not purchase a copy of the BACM cd and let your own ears confirm what is so blatantly obvious, rather than print 6 paragraphs seeking to provide a smokescreen of speculative irrelevance about the how's, where's, why's & wherefore's about the origins of a couple of acetates. Is anyone really interested? No one can ever be an authority on the most woolly period of Jim's life between 1947 & 1951. Let's just let the musc tell the tale.
If you still can't make up your mind that the melody is plagiarised, give a listen to Ray Price's version of "Many Tears Ago" recorded on 6th March 1957 and included with his version of "I Love You Because" on his Columbia album CL-1015. This recording is also available on Bear Family.
At some stage those Reeves "authorities" might just admit we have a point and decide to add the name of Jenny Lou Carson rightfully to the co-writer credits of "How Many Tears From Now?".