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Thread #81449 Message #1491701
Posted By: Mark Cohen
24-May-05 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Aloha 'oe / Farewell to thee
Here in the islands the third and fifth lines of the chorus are generally sung in English. This macaronic style is common in composed Hawaiian songs of that era (as opposed to traditional chants) -- you often hear one or two English lines in a song otherwise sung in Hawaiian.
But I'm far from a musicologist...I'm just going by what I hear on the radio!