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Chris Seymour Lyr Req: Drowned Lovers / Clyde Water (Kate Rusby) (35) RE: Lyr Req: Drowned Lovers / Clyde Water (Kate Rusby) 24 Jan 09

Yes and no, Michael. I agree in general with the "if you like a song then sing it," principle. And I sing a few Anglicized Scots songs basically unchanged from the Anglicized version of the singer I learned it from. (For example, I sing with few changes Martin Carthy's version of Bill Norrie.)

However,I can't quite sing any of the various sets of Anglicized lyrics I've seen to "Clyde Water" or "Drowned Lover" though I like to listen to Martin Carthy, Nic Jones and Kate Rusby sing them. Perhaps the Anglicization is too Anglo for me to sing. Perhaps the "translation" is too obviously a translation (as in: poetry is what gets lost in..)

Anyway, I'm going to look at some Scots versions and collate and Americanize them and see what I come up with.



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