Song of the Open Road

by Walt Whitman
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Was "Song of the Open Road," poem by Walt Whitman, translated into other languages, or made as a film?  

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Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of the Open Road," has been translated into many other languages as a classic example of the American outlook on life - ready and eager to explore new places and encounter new situations. The Library of Congress has examples of translations from Leaves...

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Walt Whitman's poem, "Song of the Open Road," has been translated into many other languages as a classic example of the American outlook on life - ready and eager to explore new places and encounter new situations. The Library of Congress has examples of translations from Leaves of Grass, which includes "Song of the Open Road," in twenty-five different languages.

"Song of the Open Road" was used as the title of a 1944 musical comedy movie, but there is no relationship beyond the common title between the two. The movie introduced Jane Powell to the movie viewing audience and featured appearances by Edgar Bergen and his puppet Charlie McCarthy and by W. C. Fields.

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