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Thread #5096   Message #35772
Posted By: Pete M
23-Aug-98 - 11:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Gaudete (from Steeleye Span)
Subject: RE: Gaudete - Steeleye Span
Joe, if there's one thing I'm not it's a latin scholar, and I wouldn't presume to question the Oxford, but if you are after the "original", shouldn't it be "Christus natus est"? I know it doesn't fit the tune so well, but I wonder how much a 16th century Finnish clerical student would change latin grammar in a song for use in church where this would be noticed and commented on. Perhaps the structure of Finnish had some influence? Any ideas?

Pete M