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Thread #69564 Message #2410156
Posted By: Susanne (skw)
10-Aug-08 - 08:30 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Und was bekam des Soldaten Weib? (Brecht
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Und Was Bekam des Soldaten Weib
Unlike in the first song, in this case 'Weib' to me means simply 'woman' - it all depends on the relationship between the two nouns and the absence of a possessive pronoun/case. Although a 'Weib' could, in theory, be any age past childhood, like Dave I'd expect her to be of somewhat mature years or married, and therefore not a 'girl' any more. I'd have to look up the details - maybe the lyrics give more clues as to her age, or position in life.