by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Are Frode Søholt

Galgenlied
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the French (Français) 
Available translation(s): CHI ENG FRE ITA NYN
Die dürre Dirne
Mit langem Halse
Wird seine letzte
Geliebte sein.

In seinem Hirne
Steckt wie ein Nagel
Die dürre Dirne
Mit langem Halse.

Schlank wie die Pinie,
Am Hals ein Zöpfchen -
Wollüstig wird sie
Den Schelm umhalsen,
Die dürre Dirne!

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

  • NYN Norwegian (Nynorsk) (Are Frode Søholt) , title 1: "Galgesong", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Mimmi Fulmer) (Ric Merritt) , title 1: "Gallows song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Canzone della forca", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CHI Chinese (汉语 / 漢語) (Yen-Chiang Che) , title 1: "絞刑之歌", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chanson de potence", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-16
Line count: 13
Word count: 42

Galgesong
Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Den skrinne tøyta
med den lange halsen
vil bli den siste
han vil elske med.

Nagla fast i
hjernen hans står
den skrinne tøyta
med lang hals.

Slank som pinjetre,
ein hårpisk langsmed halsen --
nytelystig vil ho
femne skøyaren
den skrinne tøyta!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Nynorsk) copyright © 2008 by Are Frode Søholt, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-28
Line count: 13
Word count: 42