遠山顕の英会話楽習 2018/12/5 song
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At least I Should Be Able to Sing the First Verse of That Song!
Danny Boy「ダニーボーイ」アイルランドを舞台にした名曲“ Danny Boy ”
Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling.
It’s you, it’s you must go and I must bide
But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow,
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow,
It’s I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow,
Oh, Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so!
Carolyn, what’s this, the pipes, this part of the song. What does it mean?
Well, it does mean a long pipe. It refers to the musical instrument. Ah, the bagpipes.
This is mainly, I guess, Ireland, Scotland.
It’s a musical instrument.
Related to those countries, yeah.
Next word that I underlined. It’s calling. What is calling?
Whenever you hear the bagpipes, it means there’s something going on. Bagpipes are calling to people to do something, celebrations, weddings, ah, funerals.
So, any kind of big events.
Any kind of big events. When you hear the bagpipes, you’re supposed to go do something.
How about this part of the verse, “It’s you must go” Is this Okay? I mean grammatically.
Well, we understand what it means, but really it should be “It’s you that must go.”. But it shortened, because it sounds ??? better, more ,,,
More easier to sing?
easier to sing, kind of, more poetic.
It’s an example of poetic license to fit the music. 詩的許容
The artist has the, ability to change the words a little bit.
Well, that’s the nice profession.
They above grammar.
That’s what ever ??? special license.
How about this ye?
Ye is a very, very old English way of saying you.
And in some areas, it’s actually still used.
How about this one, It’s I’ll be here. Isn’t it “It’s” I that will be here.
Uh-on. This is another example of poetic license.
Who is Danny boy? That is the last question.
Well, that is a big question.
That is a big question.
It means different things to different people. Even his historians aren’t sure exactly who Danny boy is?
He could be someone’s son
Or someone’s husband, boyfriend
Okay, someone that has to go somewhere.
And the singer that singing person has to stay here.
I’ll do my best.
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