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Re: Katy Perry in last night's tribute

Posted by **JSL** on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:26:50 AM:
In Reply to: Re: Katy Perry in last night's tribute posted by **pycb** on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:47:47 PM:

***I just saw an article that says that Katy Perry is being taken to task for changing the words to Yesterday. What was the crime? A gender change - "Why he had to go...".
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***I think this is a big non-issue, seeing as how The Beatles changed gender in cover songs (Please Mr. Postman), and even changed the title of "Devil in His Heart".
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***What says you - desecration of a classic, or standard protocol when singing this type of song?
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**Slight correction, apparently she sang "I'm not half the girl I used to be..." It still doesn't change my position that gender based lyrics are subject to be changed based on who is singing.*
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*no & I thought she did a pretty job with it
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I thought her cover of Yesterday was decent. And I do agree that gender based lyrics should be changed if a person of the opposite sex is covering the song.

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