by Otto Erich Hartleben (1864 - 1905)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

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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Text added to the website: 2003-11-16 00:00:00
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Word count: 42

Chanson de potence
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La fille décharnée
Au long cou
Sera sa dernière
Maîtresse.

Dans son cerveau
Comme un clou se dresse
La fille décharnée
Au long cou.

Mince comme le pin
Au cou une petite tresse --
Voluptueusement elle
Embrassera le fripon,
La fille décharnée !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2012-04-16 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:52
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Word count: 42