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Different lyrics - cover or adaption?

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2020-10-07 09:26:53 UTC

Sources for the fact that L&S did not write the silly lyrics include Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography, by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller (Simon and Schuster, 2009)

Thanks for the source. The Hound Dog chapter goes from p61-66. Unfortunately, on Google Books pages 65 and 66 are missing, possibly the pages that are mentioning the Elvis version. Do you have them by any chance?

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2020-10-07 09:28:38 UTC

This being said, Limbabwe , it could use a short comment stating something to the extent of "Minor adaptation to the lyrics" and in the editor notes "No lyricist known for the adapted lyrics".

Done

Thanks Erik.

Scousedave

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Scousedave @ 2020-10-13 13:29:11 UTC

Sorry to be late contributing to this.


So a foreign language cover is, by definition, an adaptation. Which is fine.


Would you distinguish between a foreign language cover which is a straight translation and one which tells a completely different story to the original?


David King Juliane Werding - am Tag als Conny Kramer starb (The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down) is an obvious example.


To make that distinction the contributor would need to understand the foreign lyrics.


On a practical point, how do I add an English-language parody to an English-language original? Once I define the language as English, I do not have the option to change the composer/lyricist.

Bastien

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Bastien @ 2020-10-18 10:24:46 UTC

Would you distinguish between a foreign language cover which is a straight translation and one which tells a completely different story to the original?

To make that distinction the contributor would need to understand the foreign lyrics.

We do. See: https://secondhandsongs.com/page/Guidelines/Entities/Works/AdaptationRelations/L…

On a practical point, how do I add an English-language parody to an English-language original? Once I define the language as English, I do not have the option to change the composer/lyricist.

Currently you can't. Use the comment box to explain and the lyricist.