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Thread #58916   Message #935389
Posted By: Noreen
17-Apr-03 - 10:02 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Da trunken sie die liebe lange nacht'
Subject: RE: drinking song, translation
"And so they drank the dear long night"
would sound better as:
And so they drank the live long night.
This is not something you would say, but it's a phrase much used in song, sung without questioning its meaning!

The rest sounds good to me, apart from sang and sprang; I know the rhyme is nice, but the word doesn't fit.
Sang and danced is a bit predictable, but works...