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Thread #6920   Message #1230213
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Jul-04 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyrics Versions: Brahms' Lullaby
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brahms' Lullaby
Hi, Kate - my dictionary says "bedight" is an archaic English word for "arrayed" or "decked out" - but I admit that I've seen this word only in this one song, and I'm sure "bedight" and "bedacht" come from the same root.

But how would you translate, "Mit N├Ąglein besteckt"? "Stuck with nails/thorns" is all I can come up with - and ya can't sing that in English-speaking lands and get away with it.

-Joe Offer-