The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124449   Message #2757646
Posted By: semi-submersible
01-Nov-09 - 09:25 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'
Q, I enjoyed your translation of "Sagt wo sind die Veilchen hin?" Where could I find an ABC or score of the tune? Mind if I rearrange some of your phrases for rhyme and rhythm, such as, in verses 2 and 3: "Which we plucked, a-singing;" and "Was brook in valley sinking."?

Could "die Blumen Konigin" in the third line refer to the violets themselves? Little violets don't seem exactly regal, and I'd expect them to be called by a diminutive like Blumchen.