The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37073   Message #516064
Posted By: mg
27-Jul-01 - 01:19 PM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
Oleana. Which I believe is an old Norwegian fishing song, with the most beautiful tune. I would like information about this if anyone has it. Somehow I think there were new Norwegian words put to it regarding the community of Oleana. Then I think someone..I won't mention any names, translated those words into horrible English. My soul cringes when I hear those awful words (except the one verse that says I don't know but I've been told, streets of heaven are paved with gold..which might have come in as a Jody call) sung to that marvelous tune. mg