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>Of course, but they pinched his arrangement practically note-for-note. For traditional songs that are out of copyright, the law grants the writer's share of the royalties to the arranger of the piece. Paul Simon met Carthy in London in 1962, and Carthy wrote down the song for him. Simon and Garfunkel didn't even correctly attribute the song as being traditional, crediting the song as "Simon and Garfunkel" rather than "Trad. Arr. Simon and Garfunkel", which annoyed Carthy more than the millions in royalties that are rightly his.
That version of events was apparently established to be false over a decade ago.