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Posted By: Amos
17-Apr-03 - 10:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Da trunken sie die liebe lange nacht'
Subject: RE: drinking song, translation
I would change "sprang" to "danced"; in English, "spring" implies jumping, usually long jumps in a direction, or standing up suddenly. "Liebe lange nicht" might translate better as "the long, sweet night" -- one doesn't usually think of nights as 'dear' which is usually applied to friends, spouses, etc.

Just my 2 cents' worth!