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I know some of you will struggle with this concept, so here's a brief explanation.

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. 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.


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I always thought that "Girlfriend in a Coma" was sort of already like this - it was a weirdly upbeat song for the lyrics.

So are you one of those guys singing?
 
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wmshub wrote:
So are you one of those guys singing?


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Amy will explain it to you.
 
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One of the classics for this is "Gilligan's Island" sung to the tune of "Amazing Grace" (or vice-versa).
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Back in my college days in the late '70s, I was a member of "The King's Players", a group of amatuer thespians who went to churches around the state performing humorous skits with a Christian message.

One of the skits we did was just for fun and included audience participation: We'd have an "MC" who would get a volunteer up on the stage and one of the other guys would play a song on his guitar, with the rest of us humming along trying to make the song as obvious as possible to the "contestant". We'd let them guess until they got the tune right, but then the MC would say, "No, I'm sorry, the song was actually Amazing Grace", and then we'd proceed to sing the words of Amazing Grace to the tune of whatever the song really was.

I remember we had a list of over 30 different well-known songs that had the same meter as Amazing Grace, including Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious, America the Beautiful, Love Me Tender, and a whole bunch of others.

Of course, if the contestant ever actually caught on and said the tune was Amazing Grace, the MC would say "No, I'm sorry, but that was actually..." and name the real song, and we'd all sing a short bit of it. But we made sure the person got a nice round of applause "even though he/she didn't win the fabulous prize."
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This is very common in early Christian music. Most hymns of the early church were wrtiiten in the same meter, and could be sung to a few basic tunes, so they could be freely interchanged. A prime example being "Oh, For a Thousand Tongues" and "Amazing Grace". It is only in the later times that certain lyrics became associated with certain tunes.

Oh, and for my favorite - "Gilligan's Island" sung to the tune of "Stairway to Heaven" - heard at Magic Mountain
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