Tuesday, June 20, 2006

We Swing You (Queen)

Language: German

Never a big fan of the original song, or of Queen in general, actually. But this is one of the reworkings that I think might have a shot at an independent life, if someone bothered to get it performed and produced by a reasonably talented group of people. I'm sure Weird Al Yankovic knows a guy who knows somebody. And I've been expecting a swing-revival-revival to happen just any second now.

I don't know what the copyright status on such a thing would be. The words are different, and the music would have to be different, especially in the chorus, but I could see lawyers making a case regardless.

But anyway. If you're part of a moderately talented band, and you're looking for a way to break into the mainstream with a novelty hit, become a one-hit wonder, and die penniless and broken of spirit, this could be the way to go. And you could always try other Babelfished German songs as a follow-up: "Swing You Like a Hurricane," "I Love to Swing and Roll," "Let's Get Swung" (?), until something worked.

Just think about it.


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Friend, you're a boy who leaves large noises.
Playin' in the roads is what a large man does daily,
mud on you, to face
your large dishonor.
Kickin' your box over completely, the place
received singing.

We will, we swing you.
We will, we swing you.

Friend, you're a hard man,
Shoutin in the road, which goes, "Take a young man in the – to the world, daily."
You face your blood;
your large dishonor
kept your flag wavin' over the whole place.

We will, we swing them.
We will, we swing you.

Poor man, are you a friend of the old man?
Pleadin' with your eyes, you form something of a daily peace,
you set good mud on your face.
Your large dishonor
kept backing you into your place. (Someone better.)

We will, we swing you.
We will, we swing you.
We will, we swing you
We will, we swing you

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