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Comments about the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (John Williams)
Duel of the Fates meanings, not lyircs, meanings

Gwen
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K. W.
Duel of the Fates meanings, not lyircs, meanings   Monday, April 8, 2002 (8:03 p.m.) 

So what do those lyrics in Duel of the fates mean?

I did see the previous post and replies about the lyrics to Duel of the Fates. However, the link that was offered to take me to the Gaelic poem it's based off of doesn't want to work for me. I tried finding an online translator, and could find none that would help...

At anyrate, what do the lyrics to 'Duel of the Fates' mean?



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K. W.
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Re: Duel of the Fates meanings, not lyircs, meanings   Wednesday, April 10, 2002 (7:11 p.m.) 

> So what do those lyrics in Duel of the fates mean?

> I did see the previous post and replies about the lyrics to Duel of the
> Fates. However, the link that was offered to take me to the Gaelic poem
> it's based off of doesn't want to work for me. I tried finding an online
> translator, and could find none that would help...

> At anyrate, what do the lyrics to 'Duel of the Fates' mean?

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I found this in www.johnwilliams.org, hope it helps...

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Williams used two lines from Robert Graves' poem "Battle of the Trees" "Under the tongue root a fight most dread, and another raging, behind, in the head" which he had translated into several languages and chose Sanskrit because he liked the way it sounded. He didn't use all the words, just selected ones. Here is the Sanskrit transliteration:

Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Rahtamah Yoodhah Korah
Korah Syahdho Rahtahmah Daanyah
Korah Keelah Daanyah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah
Korah Matah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah Daanyah Korah Rahtahmah
Nyohah Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Syadho Keelah Korah Rahtahmah
Korah

For the funeral sequence, Williams added words of his own ("Death's long sweet sleep") and had those loosely translated into Sanskrit as well. At this point, the chorus is singing:
Madhurah swehpna, go rahdomah swehpna,
Madhurah swehpna, go rahdomah swehpna,
Mooritioo, madhurah swehpna.


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Duel of Fates, in english   Thursday, August 12, 2004 (1:22 p.m.) 

>
> I'm positive that the music means "Darth Maul is a badass and this room is really, really large"

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