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Här dansar Herr Gurka (English translation)

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Här dansar Herr Gurka

Här dansar Herr Gurka
både vals och mazurka
Här dansar Herr Gurka
både vals och mazurka
 
Grön är Herr Gurka
grön är hans bror
Båda har strumpor
men ingen har skor.
 
Här dansar Herr Gurka
både vals och mazurka
Här dansar Herr Gurka
både vals och mazurka
 
Grön är Herr Gurka
grön är hans bror
Båda har strumpor
men ingen har skor.
 
Submitted by SaintMarkSaintMark on 2016-10-12
English translationEnglish (equirhythmic, poetic, rhyming, singable)
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Here dances Cucumber

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Here dances Cucumber
both the waltz and the rumba.
Here dances Cucumber
both the waltz and the rumba.
 
Green is Cucumber;
green is his bro.
Both of them wear socks,
with no shoes they show.
 
Here dances Cucumber
both the waltz and the rumba.
Here dances Cucumber
both the waltz and the rumba.
 
Green is Cucumber;
green is his bro.
Both of them wear socks,
with no shoes they show.
 
Here dances Sir Pepper.
He knows waltz, he's a stepper.
Here dances Sir Pepper.
He can waltz, he's a stepper.
 
Green is Sir Pepper,
green is his bro.
Both of them wear socks,
with no shoes they show.
 
Here dances Ms Pepper.
She knows waltz, she's a stepper.
Here dances Ms Pepper.
She can waltz, she's a stepper.
 
Green is Ms Pepper,
green is her sis.
Both of them wear socks,
without shoes, that is.
 
Thanks!
thanked 1 time
This is a poetic translation - deviations from the meaning of the original are present (extra words, extra or omitted information, substituted concepts).
Submitted by Daniel AnderssonDaniel Andersson on 2022-11-21
Last edited by Daniel AnderssonDaniel Andersson on 2023-01-19
Author's comments:

I added an extra verse with (bell) pepper, that I came up with first.
With a version for the lady veggies as well.

Rumba instead of mazurka to make it rhyme. Rumba is four beats a bar, though, while mazurka is three beats, like waltz – and this melody.

I first wrote the last line "but none wear a shoe", but realised it's not a proper rhyme to bro, so I changed it.

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Daniel AnderssonDaniel Andersson    Tue, 22/11/2022 - 23:32

I made some more verses:

Here dances Ms Beetroot,
both the waltz and the foxtrot. [not really rhyming, I know]
Here dances Ms Beetroot,
both the waltz and the foxtrot.

Red is Ms beetroot,
red is her sis.
You will be red too,
if you get a kiss.

Here dances Ms/Sir Garlic,
to music electronic.
Here dances Ms/Sir Garlic,
to music electronic.

White is Ms/Sir Garlic
White is her/his man
They both wear sunscreen,
so they have no tan.

Here dances Sir/Ms Endive.
He/she knows waltz, but prefers jive.
Here dances Sir/Ms Endive,
He/she can waltz, but prefers jive.

Pale is Sir/Ms Endive
pale is his/her wife
Both of them wear masks,
in their second life.

GeborgenheitGeborgenheit    Sun, 27/11/2022 - 17:51

Tjena, skulle byta "knows waltz" mot "can waltz"

Har skickat ett pm för övrigt.

Daniel AnderssonDaniel Andersson    Wed, 30/11/2022 - 15:25

Hej, "vals" är substantiv i originalet och jag var kvar i det i tanken när jag skrev på engelska.
Men "waltz" kan ju även vara verb, så "can" funkar. Eller "does"; kanske bättre med en kort vokal på en kort not, men å andra sidan lite konstigt med ett sådant förstärkande ord på en kort ton.

GeborgenheitGeborgenheit    Fri, 09/12/2022 - 00:21

Absolut, det är bara det att "can waltz" låter mer naturligt. Har skickat ett pm för övrigt.

Daniel AnderssonDaniel Andersson    Thu, 19/01/2023 - 15:02

Det är ju inte originalverserna, så inte så kinkigt. Men, tja, funkar det i "Yes sir, I can boogie" med något liknande rytm, så funkar det väl här. Har bytt.

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