Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Translating Latin? That's EASY!

Consider the lyrics to Carmina Burana's ubiquitous opening piece, "O Fortuna," not that we'll be singing it anytime soon.  Hardly apropos for Mass, it's essentially Carl Orff's setting of a medieval drinking song, but it's still a powerful tune, which is why you hear it so much in pop culture.

Anyway, here's one translation . . . or not.

Google "O Four Tuna" for others.

And if you want to know what the lyrics really say, Fr. Z's got them.

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