[78-L] the song title switcheroo

Dave Burnham burnhamd at rogers.com
Sun Aug 11 09:58:17 PDT 2013

I don't know about a song's gender being changed to accommodate the singer but surely one of the first to be changed to accommodate the singee would be "God save the Queen" changed to "God save the King" in 1902 for Edward VII. 


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On 2013-08-11, at 12:51 PM, Malcolm Rockwell <malcolm at 78data.com> wrote:

> I just spotted an Annette Hanshaw record on eBay that got me thinking (I 
> know, I know...). It's "Ain't He Sweet?" on Perfect 12353 which closes 
> in about 2 hours. I have seen many instances where a song title written 
> to be sung by a man was sung by a woman and vice versa, without changing 
> the gender within the tune. But what was the first instance where the 
> switcheroo was made?
> Malcolm
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