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Logik

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Nacht war kalt und sternenklar,
Da trieb im Meer bei Norderney
Ein Suahelischnurrbarthaar. -
Die nächste Schiffsuhr wies auf drei.

Mir scheint da mancherlei nicht klar,
Man fragt doch, wenn man Logik hat,
Was sucht ein Suahelihaar
Denn nachts um drei am Kattegatt?


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2016-10-28 15:54:39
Line count: 8
Word count: 44

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The night was cold and starlit

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The night was cold and starlit,
In the sea near Norderney1 drifted
A Swahili's moustache hair. -
The next ship's bells would be three.

Some things seem to me not clear,
And so one asks, when one is being logical,
How is it one seeks a Swahili's hair
About three bells on the Kattegat2?


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1 Norderney: one of the seven East Frisian Islands off the North Sea coast of Germany; also, a municipality in the district of Aurich in Lower Saxony.
2 Kattegat: a sea area bounded by Jutland, Scania, Halland and Bohuslän.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hans Bötticher (1883 - 1934), as Joachim Ringelnatz
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2009-12-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 54