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Thread #24205   Message #747740
Posted By: Uncle_DaveO
13-Jul-02 - 04:17 PM
Thread Name: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Subject: RE: Wanted: Songs for alcoholics!
Hard to believe no one has mentioned BEHIND THOSE SWINGING DOORS.

And at the Rosenmontag (Rose Monday, end of Fasching I believe) parade in Munich in 1955 I learned this scrap, given here in my best attempt at the German:

Mir schmeckt kein Rosenkohl
Mir schmeckt kein Blumenkohl
Mir schmeckt kein Sauerkohl
Mir schmeckt nur alkohol!

which is to say something like:

I don't like brussels sprouts
I don't like ??? (another of the brassica family)
I don't like sour cabbage
I only like alcohol!

You need to know that "kohl" is cabbage in German.

Maybe somebody with better command of German can improve my spelling and my translation.

Dave Oesterreich