Brel translations? Needed for university portfolio to be handed in on Monday!
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David Howard  Identity Verified
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Apr 18, 2008

Having ordered a copy of Infiniment (2004) which includes official translation of Brel's songs, the seller has since decided that they don't have it in stock. Unfortunately I need the translations for a university portfolio to be handed in on Monday!!! Does anybody know where I might be able to get these translations at short notice?

The songs I need translations for are

La Fanette
Jef
Jaurés
Les Bigotes
Les bonbons
Le tango funebre

I have others translated by Anne Marie de Grazia, but can't find anything for the above.

Many thanks,

David

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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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Into what language? Apr 18, 2008

Do you need them translated into English?

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David Howard  Identity Verified
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Brel translations Apr 18, 2008

Hi Margreet,

Thanks for you reply. It's not that I need them translated into English, I could probably just about manage that myself. It's just that I'm aware that there are already a number of translations in existence, and these would suit my translation portfolio better (just to be added to the apendix).


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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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For what it's worth Apr 18, 2008

Hi David,

I haven't been able to find the actual translations, but perhaps these links are helpful (especially the information on Arnold Johnston)

http://www.wmich.edu/wmu/news/2005/06/007.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Brel

Good luck; I'm sorry I can't help you any further, but I've a deadline to meet today.


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Irene Schlotter, Dipl.-Übers.
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Check Youtube Apr 19, 2008

or other sites; I found lots of lyrics both in French and English by just entering 'Brel lyrics English' or the such. Of course the quality of the subtitles or lyrics may not be the one you are looking for...

Here is a video of La Fanette with English subs, for example:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1dnmr_jacques-brel-la-fanette-english-sub_dating


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David Howard  Identity Verified
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Thanks Apr 26, 2008

Sorry, I haven't had a chance to thank you both for your replies.

I managed to find some of the translations but decided against using the Youtube ones cos the quality wasn't so good. It should be fine though, the task wasn't to translate them and they were only intended for the Apendix.

Thanks again,

David


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