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Thread #151871   Message #3552794
Posted By: Gaffer
25-Aug-13 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: French songs in English translation
Subject: RE: French songs in English translation

Francophone or not, you have hit on one of the very best song translations out there. Jake was a real admirer of Georges, and he did impossibly well when he translated "Le Gorille". He did a pretty good job with "Marinette" -> "Isabella" as well.
Although I'm no scholar, I'd declare the result a draw, and a draw is the result to which every song translator should aspire.