Today, the music is foreign, but the rules are the same ones you know and love.
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Now, the music. The first piece is from a language some of you may recognise as the original (and far superior) form of English. It comes from an old Rodgers and Hammerstein musical (Carousel), there are American covers by Elvis and Frank Sinatra among others if you prefer, but here it is sung by Scousers, as it should be. Even if the original came from Broadway, this one has been appropriated on the East side if the Atlantic.
The second moves us to the Far East. There were a ton of interesting language options, but I thought I'd go with Tagalog here, partly because the Philippines recently had their version of Memorial Day, and also partly because the below song's title means Child or Kid and that makes my title work. Oh, and plus, the Philippines was an American colony until about 60 years ago, for any history buffs among you. Or Filipino members of GGN (I haven't met one yet. Say Hi if you're there!).