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Thread #146504   Message #3392521
Posted By: GUEST,Stim
19-Aug-12 - 10:47 PM
Thread Name: How to learn a song in another language?
Subject: RE: How to learn a song in another language?
No Prob. You've got me interested in this now. I've actually changed my mind about playing the song, too. The Desi Arnaz version was a very theatrical show piece, and I wasn't hearing it as a song.

When I found the Miguelito Valdes version on YouTube, I finally heard the song in it, and I got the guitar out and started picking out the chords.   When I found this, though,Bola De Nieve's Babalu, I finally realized that it was not just singable, it was actually a sing along!