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Thread #60045 Message #3822173
Posted By: keberoxu
22-Nov-16 - 08:31 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Un du Akerst (Yiddish Worksong)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Un du Akerst (Yiddish Worksong)
Searching Mudcat for references to Georg Herwegh, and up came this thread. Herwegh's German poetry is strong medicine! James Clarence Mangan, fighting the famine in Dublin, stumbled across Herwegh and was greatly taken with his poems. Mangan has some memorable translations of Herwegh poetry, although I don't believe it includes this Bundeslied.
Columbia University has online poetry, under copyright, and at that website is a free-verse English "translation" of Herwegh's Bundeslied. I thought of copying it here, but might it cause trouble....since it's copyrighted.