World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: The Bride's Lament

A mournful, melodious song, The Ballad of the German Soldier's Bride, has been haunting BBC's short-wave listeners in Germany. The words are by Bavarian Bert Brecht, the music by Polish Mischa Spoliansky. It is sung by two voices. English translation:

And what did he send you my bonny lass,

From the old old town of Prague?

From Prague he sent me ribboned shoes,

Ribboned shoes for my dancing toes,

From the old old town of Prague.

And what did he send you my bonny lass,

From Oslo over the sea?

From Oslo he sent me a fur-lined hood,

A fur-lined hood so soft...

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