by August Kopisch (1799 - 1853)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Herr Vetter, o Herr Vetter
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Herr Vetter, o Herr Vetter,
Was ist das für ein Wetter!
         Es regnet
         Gesegnet,
         Es gießet
         Und schießet,
         Und rollet
         Und tollet!
Das thut den dürren Reben baß!
Das füllt, das füllt manch leeres Faß!
Herr Vetter, o Herr Vetter,
Was ist das für ein Wetter!
 
Das ist ein Wetter, recht gemacht,
Daß man so hinhockt Tag und Nacht
         Und hegt sich
         Und pflegt sich
Und läßt den Regen draußen sein
Und singt und trinkt und schenkt sich fein,
Ein Gläslein nach dem andern ein
Vom allerbesten Wein!
    Vom besten Wein, vom besten Wein!
                                       (ad libit.)

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Confirmed with Gedichte von August Kopisch, Berlin: Verlag von Duncker und Humblot, 1836, page 32


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This text was added to the website: 2016-08-09
Line count: 22
Word count: 96

Cousin, oh cousin
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Cousin, oh cousin,
What weather this is!
         It’s raining
         Blessedly,
         It's pouring
         And flashing,
         And rolling
         And cavorting!
That’s doing some good to the parched vines!
That shall fill, shall fill many an empty cask!
Cousin, oh cousin,
What weather this is!
 
This sort of weather is perfectly made
For lounging about day and night
         And looking after oneself
         And taking care of oneself,
And letting the rain be outdoors
And singing and drinking and pouring for oneself
One fine little glass after another
Of the very best wine!
    Of the very best, of the very best wine!
                                                    (ad libit.)

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Translated titles:
"Das Regenwetter" = "Rainy Weather"
"Herr Vetter" = "Cousin"


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This text was added to the website: 2016-08-09
Line count: 22
Word count: 100