Mudcat Café message #518598 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36233   Message #518598
Posted By: Ebbie
31-Jul-01 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: switching lyrics and melodys
Subject: RE: switching lyrics and melodys
That's the one, Mario! But I just remembered the German hymn to which the boy put the tune. It wasn't 'Bedenke, Mensch' at all- it was:

Es sind zween Weg in dieser Zeit
Der ein ist schmal, der ander weit
Ver jetzt will gehn die schmale Bahn
Der wird veracht von Jedermann

Literally-

There are two roads in these times
One is narrow, the other wide
Whoever travels on the narrow road
Will be scorned by every man...

I realize the non-essential nature of these verses here in Mudcat- but I did enjoy writing them! I may have a word wrong here and there, but it's surprising how much one remembers from one's youth.

Ebbie