Mudcat Café message #519776 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37285   Message #519776
Posted By: M.Ted
02-Aug-01 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a Gigolo)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a gigolo)
Wolfgang,

Many thanks for posting this song--as you know, this song is very popular in the States, and I have often been asked to play it when performing. A few years ago, I found an old recording of it by Berthe Sylva, and, though I really only understand English, I was able to get a general sense of of the story, and realized that it was a much different song than the one that I knew--your translation helps me to understand it much better.

Americans tend to think about German music from this time as decadent and frivolous, this helps to make people understand a little better--