[78-L] the song title switcheroo

David Weiner djwein at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 11 12:46:57 PDT 2013

Strangely, in a 1930 film short, Marion Harris sang, "I'm Funny That Way,'
rather than the expected "He's Funny That Way."

Dave Weiner

On 8/11/13 12:58 PM, "Dave Burnham" <burnhamd at rogers.com> wrote:

>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.
>Sent from my iPhone
>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
>> 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
>> the gender within the tune. But what was the first instance where the
>> switcheroo was made?
>> Malcolm
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