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Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
21-May-11 - 08:00 PM
Thread Name: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
Subject: RE: What exactly does 'Sing in your own voice' mean?
And what about "Day Dah Light (the Banana Boat Song) which uses a lot of dialect? I think I'd keep the dialect, for example, "Come Missa Tallyman, tally mi banana", but pronounce it so that I sounded Australian with a distinct Jamaican inflection. It is very hard to sing a song written in Jamaican patois without adopting the inflections.