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Posted By: Jeanie
19-Apr-03 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 'Da trunken sie die liebe lange nacht'
Subject: RE: drinking song, translation
Great song and translation, Wilfried !
In your very first post you said: " May I use morrow, because it rhymes so fine to sorrow?" It is a fascinating quirk of the developments of the German and English languages that there are several sound patterns like this:
Sorge - sorrow
Morgen - morrow
borgen - borrow
folgen - follow
Talg - tallow
Felge - fallow (land)
Balgen - bellows
Galgen - gallows

...plenty more where these came from...

- jeanie