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I'M SORRY I HAVEN'T A CLUE
one song to the tune of another - explained

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definition #1
In other words, the teams have to intone the lyrical refrain of one particular vocal composition whilst simultaneously pursuing the melodic line of a dissimilar piece.

They can use Colin Sell if they think it will be a help. They might even ask him to accompany them on the piano.

definition #2
The teams have in front of them the words but not the music of a song which is different to another song of which they have neither the music nor the words. The tune of this second song, which is quite unlike the first song both in words and music, will be played but without the words to which the teams will substitute the other words they have from the first song which obviously will have no tune because that’s made way for the tune from the other song without its words.

Et voila - one song to the tune of another.

definition #3
In One Song to the Tune of Another you take the words of one song, that is the one song element of One Song to the Tune of Another, and sing them to a tune, that is the tune element of One Song to the Tune of Another, which has been taken from another song. When I said song just then, I did not mean the song in One Song to the Tune of Another I was simply referring to an abstract song for the purposes of clarifying One Song to the Tune of Another.

But I can guess what you are thinking now, which tune do we sing this abstract song to? Well actually you do not have to sing it as an abstract song is one that exists only in theory, it is not anything worth worrying about. Whereas something that is worth worrying about is that piano accompaniment will be provided by Colin Sell.

definition #4
This is the round in which the tune of one song and the words of another are brought together and combined as if they were both one song. It’s hard to get your head round that at first, but if you try to think of it as one song without the tune but with the words to the tune of another song but without the words, it may help.

definition #5
Despite the title, each contestant will be allocated two songs, or words sung to music, but from one he will concentrate only on the lyrics while trying to disregard the tune, and from the other he will focus on the music while ignoring the words.

I know what you are thinking, which one is which? Well the first, or one song, is the set of words sung to music which no longer has the tune, and the second, or another as we know it, is the tune to some words without the lyrics but retaining the music. All you have to do is put them together, in other words - literally - one song to the tune of another.

definition #6
A music round where each of you will start by vocalising the lyrics normally in tune with a popular song of my choosing. However, the refrain usually associated with what we call the first song will be dispensed with, and instead we’ll take another tune, or second song, from which the vocal part has been removed leaving just the melody line of the second song (that’s the one without the words) and accompany the first song (that’s the one without a tune but with lyrics). So - and here comes the clever part, teams - what you’re literally doing is singing one song to the tune of another.

definition #7
We take a song - the one song referred to in the title - then the tune of this first or one song is dispensed with, retaining only the words, so one song actually means one set of words. Now, a set of words to a song without a tune is no good to anyone, so replacement music is required, which is where the second song comes in. Teams, I see you’re scratching your heads. Well, that’s what the word another alludes to. Song two, or another as we know it, is already equipped with its own set of words so what we do is pretend that it’s an instrumental.

In other words, another song with only a tune to which one song with only words can be sung. And there it is in a nutshell.

definition #8
Each contestant will be given two songs or words sung to music. From one, he’ll concentrate on the lyrics while trying to disregard the tune, and from the other, he’ll focus on the tune whilst ignoring the words.

I know what you’re thinking teams - which one is which? Well, the first, or one song is the set of words sung to music which no longer has the tune and the second, or another as we know it, is the tune to some words without the lyrics retaining the music. All you have to do is put them together - literally one song to the tune of another.

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