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Thread #37073   Message #519041
Posted By: LR Mole
01-Aug-01 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
I remember in high school choir some Bartok thing (that we axed because the basses were too irreverent, or something) that had a "translated" line: "To the bagpipe player, I have paid four dimes, foolishly..." What a ridiculous lyric to have to try to sing.