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(@dogbite)
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Hank Snow, the great country singer, came from Nova Scotia. he was famous for his articulation in his singing. 'I've Been Everywhere' is a tongue twister that only he could manage. I wonder how he pronounced capo.?

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I will now call it a "fret lobster" to avoid any confusion.


   
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Hank Snow, the great country singer, came from Nova Scotia. he was famous for his articulation in his singing. 'I've Been Everywhere' is a tongue twister that only he could manage.
I had it in mind that Rolf Harris had done a version of that song, but wasn't totally sure, so I googled it and found that it has not only been recorded by many singers, it's also been changed to suit different countries, states and several other things, including types of hair found in food.
I was a little surprised to find that it was written by an Aussie, naming Australian towns.
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Yes i seem to recall a johnny cash version, but its definitely an aussie song! (i'm an ex-pat living in scotland now)


   
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'I've Been Everywhere' was written by an Aussie? it is such an Americana classic sung and performed in the early 50's. I am shocked.

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...it's also been changed to suit different countries, states and several other things, including types of hair found in food.


I've lost track of the number of times I have been in a room full of drunken revelers and sang along to the McLean&McLean version.

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"I've been everywhere" was discussed a year or so back - one of the English lads (Pete from Luton, forgot his GN name - he's changed it a couple of times) did a version with English place names. I think it was Chris C who pointed out is was originally an Aussie song.

Just remembered - Pete's now known as Embrace The Darkness. Haven't seen him round for a while.....

:D :D :D

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"puente."

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I do say tomatoes cauz they make good salad.


   
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I'll stick to the original, latin pronunciation, thanks.

Well - I say CAPPO (kah-po) myself.
Though my Southside Chicago accent also has me pronounce Italian as EYE-talian.

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You speak like French too :wink:

But as a french canadian, I'd say KAPPO in french and KAYPO in English...

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Hey, I just thought I'd point this out - if you look on Wikipedia, there's a wealth of information about capos, unfortunately how to pronounce the word is not part of that info. However - if you type in "capo" and look at the bottom of the page for External Links, it'll take you straight to a Guitarnoise lesson from Mr Hodge....The Underappreciated Art Of Using A Capo.

Score one for our David!

:D :D :D

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Hey Ken

Which post were you referring to? I'm very careful in my internet-speak due to the fact that I know any one can google me or my IP address so I guess I agree on the Orwell reference. Lots of books and stories that were published in 1948 were prescient beyond their current estimation (The Lottery, anyone? An interesting phenomenon for those who don't know)

Who said something personally damaging because I think I missed it :? .

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Hey Ken

Which post were you referring to? I'm very careful in my internet-speak due to the fact that I know any one can google me or my IP address so I guess I agree on the Orwell reference. Lots of books and stories that were published in 1948 were prescient beyond their current estimation (The Lottery, anyone? An interesting phenomenon for those who don't know)

Who said something personally damaging because I think I missed it :? .

Are you any relation to the KR that often appears as a guest on the show in my sig? If so, you rule.

Peace,
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The post I was referring to was Vic's. He mentioned the link to GN from Wikipedia when he used it to look up capo.
The links are probably due to the bots fetching their information and bringing it back to their "masters".

Nothing damaging was said. Just the opposite: kudos to David Hodge for being cited by the bot (or whomever).

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