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Thread #58902   Message #935686
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
17-Apr-03 - 07:37 PM
Thread Name: Singing in dialect
Subject: RE: Folklore: Singing in dialect
I rather think that non-Americans must make as much of a cod's arse, trying to sound American when they sing, as Americans do when they try to sound English/Irish/Scottish (especially most of the film actors, but that's another topic).

I don't think there are any hard and fast rules here, but generally I think the best thing to do with a song is import it into your own natural way of singing. Good songs move around the world easily, and take on the colouring of all the places they end up in.