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Is it accepted to post lyrics of English and Spanish versions of a song side by side?

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<a href="/en/translator/sparkle" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1418010">sparkle</a>
Joined: 09.04.2019
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I wanted to see Escapar with the lyrics Enrique Iglesias sang for both his versions side by side. But I only found direct translations of each. Am I allowed to put the real lyrics of both songs side by side? The rules say you aren't allowed to post "covers" side by side. This wouldn't count as a cover I don't think, would it?

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<a href="/en/translator/knee427" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1110108">Alma Barroca</a>
Joined: 05.04.2012

No. You can't add a different version of a same song as a translation - that's against the rules. That also applies for soundtracks: foreign versions of a songs must not be added as translation, but as standalone lyrics.

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<a href="/en/translator/michealt" class="userpopupinfo username" rel="user1222532">michealt</a>
Joined: 11.10.2014

So what if happens is an equi-rythmic or singable translation is published as normal, and some time later it gets used as its language's version of the song ? There will now be a translation which has become a foreign version, does that mean it must be withdrawn as a translation?

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