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Does  George Harrison’s song “My Sweet Lord”  infringe upon the musical ideas used by Ronald Mack’s in his tune “He’s So Fine” ?

The  melody and chordal structure are clearly similar, but George Harrison’s  lyrics and  his use of  softer vocals and an instrumental  section produce a very different musical effect. Harrison uses a much slower tempo which combined with the guitar instrumental produces a folk music quality compared with  Ronald Mack’s  Mowtown pop  sound  in “He’s So Fine”.
These differences make “My Sweet Lord” a much different  song from “He’s So Fine”, therefore George Harrison  has no case to answer, there is no clear copyright violation.



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