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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
29-Mar-04 - 01:52 PM
Thread Name: German folk song, help with translation
Subject: RE: German folk song, help with translation
Ed is right about the 'in the meadow' and it 'was' my true love. Lately I have been looking at a lot of ballads in the Bodleian, and it has caused me to be less discerning.

Interesting that my first reaction is to get a clear, understandable translation before worrying about scan, meter, etc. The real work of revising and fitting it to music would follow.

verse 4- ?(Please) council (advise) me, I say, (Good council do me say is a bit archaic, but it is an old song, so some old usages may be desired).