That which is..
That which is too silly to be said may nevertheless be sung
Wikipaedia seems to think it is Voltaire; I tho'rt it was Ernest Newman, but anyway
I once asked my friend Ralph Hawtrey if he knew who said it and he tho'rt for a moment
and replied:

    ``I don't know who said it, actually, but what I do know is that anything that is too
     silly to be sung in your own language can always be sung in someone else's.''

What could he possibly have had in mind, one wonders?


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