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Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
18-Apr-03 - 04:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Da trunken sie die liebe lange nacht'
Subject: RE: drinking song, translation
Caught me cold, Noreen - I don't know. But there is another song, a maiden's lament starting Den lieben langen Tag hab' ich nur Müh' und Plag, and sometimes you may hear den lieben langen Tag as a proverbial expression, maybe slightly ironically.
Your idea of a transference rather than a translation occurred to me also when reading your post.