When Negotiations is a Love Song

After country-music negotiating protocols offended an aspiring songwriter, she went into the kitchen and changed the rules.

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On Valentine’s Day, 1945, Matilda Genevieve Scaduto, the 20-year- old granddaughter of Sicilian immigrants, was working the elevator at a Milwaukee hotel when she met a traveling violinist named Boudleaux Bryant. He started calling her Felice, saying it suited her better than Matilda because she was happy all the time, according to American Songwriter magazine.

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