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Thread #40170   Message #573360
Posted By: MikeofNorthumbria
16-Oct-01 - 10:45 AM
Thread Name: Songs to different tunes
Subject: RE: Songs to different tunes
The poet and scholar Robert Graves was fond of this game. While giving a university lecture on the nature of poetry, he illustrated the difference tunes make to our perception of words by singing the words of "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to the tune of "Abide With Me" - and then vice versa. The result was very instructive.