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German Translation of Songs

Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:51 pm
by harald
I have done a German translation of the songs on the Old Ideas CD.
And earlier one of the Live in London 2008 CD.
If interested please send a pm with your email address and I will mail you the pdf(s).
For free, of course – while I would not refuse a drink on the road.

Most members of this forum will be quite fluent in English. I have started the translations to bring L Cohen´s songs closer to family members and friends not (yet) addicted.

I know it´s not the only translation around, but, no way thinking mine would be better, I was not really happy with the other versions.
The idea of my translation was to give one which is maybe less beautiful and artistic but strictly close to the original lyrics with no interpretation whatsoever. When the English text sounds strange I did not want to help out smoothening it in the German version.
L Cohen´s lyrics stand for themselves as they are. I tried a puristic translation.

harald

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:12 am
by martinstuttgart
Auf Deine Übersetzung freut sich: martin.rupps@swr.de

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:33 am
by Doris
The translation has arrrived.

Thank you so much, dear Harald!

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:49 pm
by Brigitte
Bitte sende auch mir deine Übersetzungen! briwim@aon.at

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:54 am
by harald
hi friends

I´ll be off for the Spain and Portugal concerts, please excuse delays with my translations

and I found out that the ones I did already send were word docs, not pdfs, so if the did not arrive in proper form, please tell me and I´ll send them again as pdfs after coming home from Lisbon, sorry

best
harald

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:11 pm
by harald
Dear friends

To all who asked for my translations, please excuse the delay. I am suffering from an excess of time shortage.
I will send the translations these days.
I´d like to point out that I did not care for rhyming. I just tried a true and close translation.

Best
Harald

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:39 pm
by lizzytysh
Hi Harald ~

A great gift. Once they have the meaning, they can listen for the rhyme in Leonard's English versions.


~ Lizzy

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:30 am
by Nanila
Hallo Harald,

ich würde mich auch sehr über die Übersetzungen freuen!

Lieben Gruß,
Renate
r.sendal@web.de

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:58 pm
by Nanila
Dankeschön!

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:52 pm
by Marak
Hallo,

bin schon sehr gespannt auf deine Übersetzungen! :D

Vielen Dank

Marak

Re: German Translation of Songs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:14 pm
by Marak
Hallo,

ich habe vergessen:

morok222@gmx.de

Danke :!:

Marak