White Shirt Valentine

06-02-2015 21-52-10[Mir ist heut’ so nach Tamerlan… and by Tamerlan, I mean Andronico. – Sophie Karthäuser (Asteria) and Delphine Galou (Andronico) in Handel’s “Tamerlano” at La Monnaie, Brussels 2015.]

Mir ist heut so nach Tamerlan,

nach Tamerlan zumut’.

Ein kleines bisschen Tamerlan,

ja, Tamerlan, wär’ gut.

Schau ich mir hier die Männer an,

die Männer an, eiwei,

da ist ja gar kein Tamerlan,

kein Tamerlan dabei.

Cabaret Song from the Weimar Republic; lyrics bei Kurt Tucholsy, music by Rudolf Nelson.

Today I feel like Tamerlan,

like Tamerlan I feel

A little bit Tamerlan,

yes, Tamerlan, ‘d be the deal.

If I look at the men in here,

the men in here, oh dear,

Among them is no Tamerlan,

no Tamerlan, I fear.

(just kiss/listen to a contralto instead. Any day of the year. Every day of the year.)

5 thoughts on “White Shirt Valentine”

    1. 🙂

      Wir sind nun einmal anders als die Andern…

      (who would have thought this recording to be so formative, and so utterly quotable?!)


        1. thank you for the link; a most interesting read (one tends to feel unjustly biased when arguing that way from inside Germany) – many facts I i not know of yet.


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