Your comment is what started mw off on this thread
Hearing an American sing Waltzing matilda with a stab at an aussie accent. I,m Not sure if he was trying to be funny,ironic or what but it was ludicrous.
When Irish sing it I don't notice.
Thanx for the advice. I work so hard at "getting inside the song" that sometimes I can almost not finish it from getting choked up with emotion. "Patriot Game" being only one of manny that does it for me (subject for another thread?)
As for singing with an American accent, Well we (in OZ at least ,and probably the rest of the English speaking world) are likely exposed to more American accent via the media than Australian. I find that nearly everyone (Irish included) can offer up an adequate American dialect to go with the song. It is what we are used to hearing.
Mick,(and Anon) (You hansome silver tounged devil you)(With *my* toung planted firmly in my cheek)
Yes I think I have got the accent off pretty well. Haven't had the time to have a shot at gaelic 'tho. Not too many Gaelic speakers in Cairns.
Anniglen Good idea, I will ask some audience next time.