So I'm back. One of the things I discovered in my travels is that there is a Celine Dion version (or is there?) of the Lennon song "Happy Christmas (War is Over)" which omits all mention of war. That's correct: it's the Lennon song we all know (or is it?), just without the "war is over, if you want it" bit.
Now, it might come as news to only the very thickest among us that the Lennon song is straightforwardly accusatory: "So this is Christmas... and what have you done?" is a line about complicity. In fact, the whole song is about complicity: if there's war, it's because you want it.
I know there's a Goodmanian point here, but I haven't read Languages of Art since graduate school. Am I right that there's a case to be made for thinking that the Dion song is indeed not a version of the Lennon song, but is something more like an instance of plagiarism?