The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162234 Message #3967170
Posted By: Joe Offer
19-Dec-18 - 03:25 AM
Thread Name: Dew Dew? [Du, du liegst mir im Herzen]
Subject: RE: Dew Dew? [Du, du liegst mir im Herzen]
Hi - your mum's version follows the primary rule of translating poetry - translate the meaning, not the words. I'd say it's a very good translation. I prefer not to even attempt to make (or sing) a singable translation, so I've always just given literal translations. I don't think I'll ever find an English version I like as much as the original German.
And I don't think I'll ever find a German version of "Edelweiss" that I really like.