OI' SCHWALB' MACHT KOI'N SOMMER ONE SWALLOW DOESN'T MAKE A SUMMER
Gustav Seuffertr. Bertram Kottmann & Malcolm Wren

Oi' Schwalb' macht koi'n Sommer, oi' Tröpfle
...................................................koi'n Bach,
oi' Feder koi' Vogel, oi' Ziegel koi' Dach.
Oi' Baum macht koin' Wald net, oi' Schöpple
.................................................koin' Brand,
oi' Donner koi G'witter, oi' Finger koi' Hand.
Oi' Wort macht koi' Predigt, oi' Kärtle koi' Spiel,
aber oi' Kuss vom Schätzle, o! oi' Kuss macht viel!

One swallow doesn't make a summer, one drop isn't a
.....................................................................stream,
one feather isn't a bird, one tile is no roof.
One tree doesn't make a forest, one small drink doesn't
......................................................lead to a hangover,
one clap of thunder isn't a storm, one finger doesn't make a hand.
One word doesn't make a sermon, one card doesn't mean a game,
but one kiss from my little treasure, o, one kiss means a lot!

Trans. Copyright © Bertram Kottmann & Malcolm Wren 2008


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