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Thread #151871 Message #3549800
Posted By: Nigel Parsons
16-Aug-13 - 08:13 AM
Thread Name: French songs in English translation
Subject: RE: French songs in English translation
Song translation is a difficult art. Not only does the translator have to cope with rhyme patter, alliteration, metre, etc., but he/she also has to convey the meaning of the song and the allusions within it. Unless, of course, the song tune is just a vehicle for something completely different. All that's understood.
It can be done sympathetically, but is not necessarily a quick process.
Here's one done by the Mudcat collective over a period of 3 months!