en-de  When I was a Lad, from HMS Pinafore Medium
Als ich ein Junge war.

Von HMS. Pinafore (1878).

Musik von Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Texte von Sir William Schwenck Gilbert.

Als ich ein Junge war, diente ich eine Zeit lang Als Bürogehilfe in der Kanzlei eines Anwalts.
Ich reinigte die Fenster und fegte den Boden, Und ich polierte den Türgriff der großen Haustür.
( Er hat den Türgriff der großen Haustür poliert.)
Ich habe den Türgriff so sorgfältig poliert Dass ich nun der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine bin!
(Er hat den Türgriff so sorgfältig poliert, Dass er nun der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine ist!

Als Bürogehilfe habe ich einen solchen guten Eindruck gemacht Dass sie mir die Stelle eines Junior-Sachbearbeiters gegeben haben.
Ich stellte die Schriftstücke mit solch einem milden Lächeln zu, und ich kopierte alle Buchstaben in einer großen runden Handschrift.
(Er kopierte all die Buchstaben in einer großen runden Handschrift.)
Ich kopierte all die Buchstaben in einer so freien Schrift, Dass ich jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine bin!
(Er kopierte all die Buchstaben in einer so freien Schrift, Dass er jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine ist!)

Bei der Zustellung von Schriftstücken machte ich mir einen solchen Namen, Dass aus mir bald ein Referendar wurde; ich trug saubere Kragen und einen brandneuen Anzug Wegen der bestandenen Prüfung am Institut.
(Wegen der bestandenen Prüfung am Institut.)
Die bestandene Prüfung hat mir so gut getan, Dass ich jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine bin!
(Die bestandene Prüfung hat ihm so gut getan, Dass er jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine ist!)

Von Rechtskenntnissen habe ich mir ein solches Verständnis angeeignet, Dass sie mich in die Sozietät aufnahmen.
Und diese "partnerShip" (Juniorpartnerschaft), hoffe ich, war das einzige "Ship" (Schiff), das ich je gesehen hatte.
(War das einzige Schiff, das er je gesehen hatte.)
Aber diese Art von Schiff behagte mir so sehr, Dass ich jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine bin!
(Aber diese Art von Schiff behagte ihm so sehr, Dass er jetzt der Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine ist!

Ich wurde so reich, dass ich Von einem winzigen Wahlflecken ins Parlament geschickt wurde.
Ich habe immer nach der Forderung meiner Partei abgestimmt, Und ich habe nie daran gedacht, für mich selbst darüber nachzudenken.
(Er hat nie daran gedacht, für sich selbst darüber nachzudenken.)
Ich dachte so wenig, dass sie es mir vergalten, Indem sie mich zum Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine machten!
(Er dachte so wenig, dass sie es ihm vergalten, Indem sie ihn zum Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine machten!)

Nun ihr Landratten alle, wer auch immer ihr seid, wenn ihr auf die Spitze des Baumes steigen wollt, wenn eure Seele nicht an einen Bürostuhl gefesselt ist, achtet darauf, dass ihr euch von dieser goldenen Regel leiten lasst.
(Darauf achten, sich von dieser goldenen Regel leiten zu lassen.)
Klebt dicht an euren Schreibtischen und fahrt nie zur See, Und ihr alle seid vielleicht Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine!
(Klebt dicht an euren Schreibtischen und fahrt nie zur See, Und ihr alle seid vielleicht Oberbefehlshaber der königlichen Marine!).

Texte und Musik: https://genius.com/Gilbert-and-sullivan-when-i-was-a-lad-annotated
unit 1
When I was a Lad.
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From HMS.
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Pinafore (1878).
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Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert.
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When I was a lad I served a term As office boy to an Attorney's firm.
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I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor, And I polished up the handle of the big front door.
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(He polished up the handle of the big front door.)
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I polished up that handle so carefully That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navy!
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(He polished up that handle so carefullee, That now he is the ruler of the Queen's Navee!)
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As office boy I made such a mark That they gave me the post of a junior clerk.
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I served the writs with a smile so bland, And I copied all the letters in a big round hand.
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(He copied all the letters in a big round hand.)
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I copied all the letters in a hand so free, That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
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(He copied all the letters in a hand so free, That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!)
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(For the passed examination at the Institute.)
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That passed examination did so well for me, That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
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(That passed examination did so well for he, That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!)
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Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip That they took me into the partnership.
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And that junior partnership, I ween, Was the only ship that I ever had seen.
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(Was the only ship that he ever had seen.)
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But that kind of ship so suited me, That now I am the ruler of the Queen's Navee!
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(But that kind of ship so suited he, That now he is the ruler of the Queen's Navee!)
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I grew so rich that I was sent By a pocket borough into Parliament.
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I always voted at my party's call, And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
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(He never thought of thinking for himself at all.)
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I thought so little, they rewarded me By making me the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
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(He thought so little, they rewarded he By making him the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!).
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(Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.)
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Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be rulers of the Queen's Navee!
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(Stick close to your desks and never go to sea, And you all may be rulers of the Queen's Navee!).
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Lyrics and Music: https://genius.com/Gilbert-and-sullivan-when-i-was-a-lad-annotated
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Hi Mark, vielen Dank, dass Du uns den passenden Liedtext hier eingestellt hast. So kann man den Text bei 'Three men in a boat' viel besser verstehen.

by Scharing7 4 weeks ago

When I was a Lad.

From HMS. Pinafore (1878).

Music by Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert.

When I was a lad I served a term
As office boy to an Attorney's firm.
I cleaned the windows and I swept the floor,
And I polished up the handle of the big front door.
(He polished up the handle of the big front door.)
I polished up that handle so carefully
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navy!
(He polished up that handle so carefullee,
That now he is the ruler of the Queen's Navee!)

As office boy I made such a mark
That they gave me the post of a junior clerk.
I served the writs with a smile so bland,
And I copied all the letters in a big round hand.
(He copied all the letters in a big round hand.)
I copied all the letters in a hand so free,
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
(He copied all the letters in a hand so free,
That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!)

In serving writs I made such a name
That an articled clerk I soon became;
I wore clean collars and a brand-new suit
For the passed examination at the Institute.
(For the passed examination at the Institute.)
That passed examination did so well for me,
That now I am the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
(That passed examination did so well for he,
That now he is the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!)

Of legal knowledge I acquired such a grip
That they took me into the partnership.
And that junior partnership, I ween,
Was the only ship that I ever had seen.
(Was the only ship that he ever had seen.)
But that kind of ship so suited me,
That now I am the ruler of the Queen's Navee!
(But that kind of ship so suited he,
That now he is the ruler of the Queen's Navee!)

I grew so rich that I was sent
By a pocket borough into Parliament.
I always voted at my party's call,
And I never thought of thinking for myself at all.
(He never thought of thinking for himself at all.)
I thought so little, they rewarded me
By making me the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!
(He thought so little, they rewarded he
By making him the Ruler of the Queen's Navee!).

Now landsmen all, whoever you may be,
If you want to rise to the top of the tree,
If your soul isn't fettered to an office stool,
Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.
(Be careful to be guided by this golden rule.)
Stick close to your desks and never go to sea,
And you all may be rulers of the Queen's Navee!
(Stick close to your desks and never go to sea,
And you all may be rulers of the Queen's Navee!).

Lyrics and Music: https://genius.com/Gilbert-and-sullivan-when-i-was-a-lad-annotated