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Thread #37073   Message #722803
Posted By: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
04-Jun-02 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
I never noticed this thread the first time.

Very VERY few of the translations of English songs are singable. Those which you can sing to, are usually not very accurate renditions of the original Gaelic.

In Puirt-a-beul, where due to the nonsense syllables, are actually even harder to do anything with. This is because of trying to keep the rhythm of the song.