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


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.