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Thread #6920   Message #1230213
Posted By: Joe Offer
20-Jul-04 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyrics Versions: Brahms' Lullaby
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Brahms' Lullaby
Hi, Kate - my dictionary says "bedight" is an archaic English word for "arrayed" or "decked out" - but I admit that I've seen this word only in this one song, and I'm sure "bedight" and "bedacht" come from the same root.

But how would you translate, "Mit Näglein besteckt"? "Stuck with nails/thorns" is all I can come up with - and ya can't sing that in English-speaking lands and get away with it.

-Joe Offer-