by Richard Hutter (flourished c1940)
Translation Singable translation © by Hans Gál (1890 - 1987)

Quodlibet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Auch ich war ein Jüngling mit lockigem Haar,
An Mut und an Hoffnungen reich,
Am Amboss seit jeher ein Meister fürwahr,
Am Fleisse kam keiner mir gleich.

Ich liebte den Frohsinn, den Tanz, den Gesang,
Ich küsste manch Dirnlein mit rosiger Wang,
Ihr Herz hat mir manche geweiht.
Köstliche Zeit, das war eine köstliche Zeit.

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Quodlibet
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I, too, was a young man with long curly hair,
With courage and hope was replete,
With me on the anvil no-one could compare,
In labour no-one could compete.

To dance and to sing I just could not resist,
And many a rosy-cheeked maiden I've kissed,
And me many girls would have wed.
Oh then what a great life I led.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-19
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Word count: 61