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Thread #6920   Message #1230168
Posted By: KateG
20-Jul-04 - 05:06 PM
Thread Name: Lyrics Versions: Brahms' Lullaby
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brahms' Lullaby
I like "with roses in sight" better than the "with roses bedight" that I learned as a child. I knew that "bedight" was a corruption of the german "bedacht" (we had a Swiss-German neighbor who would sing it to her little girl and me in German), but it never made sense in english. And I like the carnations better than lilies, too, even if they don't scan in English. Much less funereal.