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Thread #122263 Message #2733492
Posted By: MGM·Lion
28-Sep-09 - 04:37 PM
Thread Name: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
Subject: RE: Upon a tree a cuckoo/Auf einem Baum ein Kuckuck
I should have made it clear that my most grateful thanks above were both to Gulliver for his translation & to Mick for his transcription, & to both for their comments on the song's German significances. I am still much exercised by the differences in the English version; in which we are told of the hunter's culinary plans for his kill, subsequently achieved and dyspeptically regretted; tho we are left to infer his shooting of the bird, which occurs during a narrative lacuna.