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GUEST,Annraoi Lyr Add: Saighdiuirin Singil (33) RE: Lyr Add: Saighdiúirín Singil 02 Jun 02


michaelr et al.
I fail to see the logic of your stance. Who would want the lyrics of any song in any language other than those who understood the language in question? That being the case, what use would an English translation be?
Apart from the skill and, therefore, the time involved in translating poetry, such translations are rarely, if ever, singable.
Furthermore, since *song titles* are in the language of their composition, what is the point of having them in English? There would be no [point of reference. For example, If I wanted the lyrics of "La Marseillaise" why would it occur to me to search under "The Girl from Marseilles"? Again, if I wanted the words of "Geaftaí Bhaile Bhuí", would I search under "Yellowtown's Gates", "Yellow Town's Gates", "The Gates of Yellowtown", "The Gates of Yellow Town", "Athboy's Gates", "The Gates of Athboy"?
English does *not* rule the World
Annraoi


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