Dear Sun Spots: My husband composed a musical piece and would like to send it to Nashville, especially Dolly Parton. Do you have an address for her? What is the procedure to copyright a song? Thank you. – No Name, No Town.

Answer: You can write to: Dolly Parton, The Dollywood Foundation, 1020 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4101 or e-mail [email protected]

For complete instructions to copyright your song, we urge you to visit the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office, www.copyright.gov, which has a wealth of information, much more than we can fit in the column. You may also call the Copyright Office with your questions at (202) 707-5959, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The basic steps to obtaining copyright protection are: filling out an application, paying the filing fee, and mailing it to the Library of Congress.

You can obtain an application form through the mail, or apply directly on the Web site. Once you have completed the application form, send it, along with the nonrefundable filing fee (currently $45) and a nonreturnable copy of the work being registered, to: Library of Congress, Copyright Office, 101 Independence Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20559-6000.

According to the Web site, you may generally expect to receive a certificate of registration within approximately 10 months of submission, depending on the amount of submissions the office is receiving. If you register online, you will receive your certificate of registration sooner.

Sun Spots wishes you the best of luck!

Dear Sun Spots: I enjoy reading Sun Spots very much. It is very helpful to many people. I hope that you can help me to find the lyrics of the song “You are always in my heart.” It was popular in the late ’30s and early ’40s. There was also a movie that came out in 1942 with the same title. I would appreciate it very much. Thank you. – No Name, Lewiston.


Answer: “Always in my heart,” from the film with the same name, was written by Kim Gannon, with music by Ernesto Lecuona. It was also recorded by Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, Dean Martin, Jerry Vale, and The Supremes, to name a few.

Sun Spots located the following lyrics on lyricsplayground.com:

“You are always in my heart

Even though you’re far away

I can hear the music of

The song of love I sang with you

You are always in my heart

And when skies above are gray

I remember that you care

And then and there the sun breaks through

Just before I go to sleep

There’s a rendezvous I keep

And the dreams I always meet

Help me forget we’re far apart

I don’t know exactly when, dear

But I’m sure we’ll meet again, dear

And my darling, till we do

You are always in my heart.”

Dear Sun Spots: You’re great. I’m looking for an old pattern to make what is called a shoulderette. It was like a shawl that looked like a band of K1-P1 for 2 or 3 inches, then stitches added on to make it wide enough to make a shawl. It was a shawl with cuffs that didn’t slip off your shoulders. Thank you. – C.M.F., No Town.

Dear Sun Spots: We are a business in the town of Rumford that is using a Canon Image Runner photo copier. The company we purchased the copier from no longer services our area. Is there anyone that would service this machine in the area? If not are there any companies selling photo copiers that would also provide service to the Rumford area? Thanks for your help. – Kathy, Rumford.


Dear Sun Spots: I have a problem with a terrible odor coming from my kitchen sink. It is a double sink and every time water is drained this awful stench comes right up. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this smell? I have tried pouring baking soda down the drain and that does not help. I live in a mobile home if that makes any difference. – No Name, Mechanic Falls.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, Sun Spots wonders if you’ve tried calling a plumber, as this may be a job for a professional. We contacted some plumbers in the area to no avail, and hope someone who can help will contact the column.

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