Monday, August 31, 2009

Go-Go Gaeilge with Girls Aloud

An Spailpín Fánach knows that if there's one thing that the Irish love to do more than sing, it's learn their beloved native language. As such, as a special back-to-school treat, here are Girls Aloud singing the Tommy James and the Shondells classic I Think We're Alone Now, made so famous by Tiffany a generation later, with subtitles added as Gaeilge (thumbs up to Noel Walsh of Northern Sound radio for the subtitling technology).

Pedants will note that the subtitles are not literal translations. Well, duh! If they were literal, how could you sing them? These match - reasonably - to the scansion of the original, thus allowing full expression of the heady combination of poptastic tunes and patriot-astic príomhtheanga. Leanaigí ar aghaidh, a chailíní, leanaigí ar aghaidh....

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