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Thread #63561   Message #1034279
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
12-Oct-03 - 06:47 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Subject: RE: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
"If you go away" wasn't in any way "a translation" of Brel's song. It was a completely new song using the tune. And a pretty dire song at that.

You might as well call "The Red Flag" a translation of "O Tannenbaum", or "My Country 'Tis of Thee" a translation of "God Save the Queen".