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Thread #102225   Message #2070538
Posted By: Joe Offer
07-Jun-07 - 03:58 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: camp song about home in tyrol
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: camp song about home in tyrol
Well, Q, your song and my song do have the same tune, even if mine doesn't mention Tyrol. My bet is that mine would be more popular with kids. It's not one I do regularly - but I may work it up, just for spite....

Stephen, when you're dealing with translations, some can vary tremendously. "tyrol" may be a correct translation, but it won't have meaning for kids in the U.S. - so it might be translated "Austrian" in some situations. Translating a song is a real trick - do you go for accuracy, or for singability?

But I would like to know if "Austrian Went Yodeling" has a German equivalent, and I'd like to find Stephen's Tyrol song.