Waldeslust (Waldeslust, o, wie einsam schlägt die Brust...)

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Waldeslust (Waldeslust, o, wie einsam schlägt die Brust...)

Post by Biber » 28 Jul 2016 15:02

[Topic entitled "Help to identify a sentimental song" renamed by the host, Ivan Ž.]

Does the following ring a bell with anyone?

"My father won't recognize me, my mother doesn't love me, and I don't want to die, I'm young!"

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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2016 15:45

Waldeslust, Waldeslust,
o, wie einsam schlägt die Brust.
Mein Vater kennt mich nicht,
meine Mutter liebt mich nicht,
und sterben mag ich nicht,
bin noch so jung.


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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Biber » 28 Jul 2016 15:51

Yes. My impression is that it is a loose translation. It appears in a story regarding a German officers' club ca.1943, and was described as a "sentimental hit song"

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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2016 15:57

Indeed, it is a popular folk song from late XIX century.



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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Biber » 28 Jul 2016 16:05

Outstanding! How are you with Ukrainian folk songs? - "the Ant" - "I am the most industrious of animals, but I am always exposed to danger. Everyone tramples me with their feet and I cannot defend myself. Therefore I ask God [for] at least one pair of wings.’”

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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2016 16:20

I'm familiar with quite a few Ukrainian folk songs, but that one does not ring a bell - and, also, it would be off-topic here. You can try your luck at The Soviet Union at War 1917-1945 section, or some other forum.

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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Biber » 28 Jul 2016 16:22

Fair enough! I'll head on over there. Thanks so much for your help.

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Re: Help to identify a sentimental song

Post by Ivan Ž. » 28 Jul 2016 16:27

You're welcome! :D

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