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Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
21-Feb-11 - 02:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a Gigolo)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a Gigolo)
Wolfgang, are you identical with the OP (though a decade older)? No longer incommunicado?

"Verschnürt" might mean in particular "tied in a corset", which was and is a feature of vain persons of any age and sex. Maybe the song mockingly compares the hussar's blouse to a corset (which he may well have worn underneath). Can you confirm or contradict this?

Bing Crosby sings a verse transposing the story to Paris.