Mudcat Café message #520927 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37285   Message #520927
Posted By: Maryrrf
04-Aug-01 - 09:13 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a Gigolo)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schoener Gigolo (Just a gigolo)
Wolfgang, thank you for sharing this with us. I for one was very moved by your explanation and translation of the song. The background you gave made it even more poignant and meaningful. It's wonderful to discover the many layers of a great song, or poem, or work of art, for that matter. Certainly it was a good example of translations ruining songs. But in this case (as in many other cases) there would be no way to lift the song out of its original language and cultural context without losing something.