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Thread #69564 Message #2410054
Posted By: GUEST,Dave MacKenzie
10-Aug-08 - 05:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib? (Brecht
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Und Was Bekam des Soldaten Weib
I think that what confirms Brecht's intentions in this song, is that the last gift is a widow's veil.
I'm not so sure about the "Ballade vom Weib und dem Soldaten", which John Willett transaltes as "The Song of the Girl and the Soldier", as the "girl" goes on to tell the soldier not to ignore the advice of those older than him.