The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37073   Message #518914
Posted By: Brían
01-Aug-01 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Translations mutilating songs
Subject: RE: Translations mutilating songs
We had the pleasure of having a group of Brazilian students invade our home several summers ago who were here to improve thier English and we had a great deal of time to talk about music and language.

The wer mostly still in thier teens and enjoyed popular music, but also enjoyed Brazilian Festival music.and wer able to sing some examples. Unfortunately, none of them could play the guitar.

One of the nicest mementos they gave us was a translation from Portuguese, of THE GIRL FROM IPANIMA and I could just kill myself after all this build up but I'm tearing the house apart to find it.

I recall that one of the lines translated to: "She is like a poem."

I'm sure I have it, but it may take months for it to turn up. Darn.