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Could you help?



youste
Lithuania

Could you help?
 
Could anyone explain this sentence, please:

"The song had a ghost in it, so we sang it lots of times". I can īt understand that part with a ghost - it couldn īt mean "the spirit of dead person"? Thank you for your explanations:)

18 Feb 2014      



dutchboydvh
Singapore

Could it mean that the song was about a ghost (The ghost (a spirit of a dead person) was in the songīs lyrics), and because the kids enjoyed it, they sang it many times?

19 Feb 2014     



s.lefevre
Brazil

Ghost here can mean that there was a difficult part, and people struggled over that part. So they had to repeat it over and over.

19 Feb 2014     



youste
Lithuania

Thank you very much, but it has nothing in common with ghosts Unhappy The text is about school and a teacher who offers his students to sing a song about Australia. I thought maybe it could mean "inspiring song" Confused
Maybe native speakers could give me a helping handWink

19 Feb 2014     



Jayho
Australia

Hi Youste
 
Did your text give the title of the Australian song?
 
Also, is the text online so that we can have a look?
 
My initial  feeling is that it is a song that contains reference to a ghost, or a spirit of a dead person, and that the students enjoyed it because of that reference.  Weīd have to read the text or see the song lyrics to verify the actual meaning.
 
Cheers
 
Jayho
 
 

19 Feb 2014     



jannabanna
France

Could it mean that something has been repeated?  Like in: ghost character.

19 Feb 2014     



lovegrammar
Turkey

Maybe it means the song is a ghost track, with lots of hidden meanings so singing/reading/repeating it over and over reveals the hidden meanings.

19 Feb 2014     



Jayho
Australia

Iīve got it!
 
Itīs probably the popular Australian song "Waltzing Matilda"(apparently one of the worldīs ten most recorded songs). Itīs about a swagman that stole a sheep.  Instead of going with the troopers, he decided to jump into a billabong (where he drowned) but if you pass by that billabong today you can still hear his ghost singing Waltzing Matilda.
 

Up got the swaggie and jumped into the billabong

You īll never catch me alive said he

And his ghost may be heard as you pass by that billabong

You īll come a-Waltzing Matilda with me

 You can watch a video here - it nicely illustrates the song meaning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SANzC9-a5yo
 
Cheers
 
Jayho

19 Feb 2014     



youste
Lithuania

Thanks JayhoHug Yes, it is a "Waltzing Matilda"!!!! Thank you so much. I didn īt have the lyrics, so it was so cunfusingConfused to understand the text, thank you so much to all of youSmile

19 Feb 2014