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Thread #68318   Message #1152644
Posted By: Wilfried Schaum
02-Apr-04 - 05:12 AM
Thread Name: German folk song, help with translation
Subject: RE: German folk song, help with translation
But in the original the girl would prefer to say: The huntsman is my man, and in German my man is used by wives for my husband. What about: the huntsman is my own man? In older German love folksongs we often find the phrase he/she shall be my own.

Cheers
Wilfried