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Cover Song

Posted by Nina on October 15, 2003

In Reply to: Cover Song posted by ESC on October 15, 2003

: : Does anyone know the origin of the phrase cover song, or cover version?

: : Thanks!
: : JT

: That's an interesting question. But I don't have an answer. I've looked in several references but none have a date for either "cover song" or "cover version." If I find anything, I'll post again.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
cover version. A recording of a song that was previously recorded or made popular by another. Also called cover song.