About the Operas

by  Emmerich Kálmán
ARMER PRINZ

 

MARY

Come on, little prince, come here

Oh I like you

I like you very much !

come on you are so beautiful

Yes, you are really lovely to look at!

How beautiful are you in the uniform

How proud you stride

How deep

I must bow to you!

That I should tremble in your gaze

All supreme lord!

 

SANDOR

And you believe

that he is only made of straw,

Just a doll like that for play?

 

MARY

Poor prince, poor prince, I'm sorry!

You wear a beautiful, magnificent outfit!

And never feel like it

And known of love

With the shining, shining star

On the chest!

Poor prince, you've never dreamed

What is your lonely heart already missing?

hot love joy and sorrow,

Beautiful golden May time,

Poor prince, poor prince, I'm sorry!

 

SANDOR

Oh, you mean it

A prince like that is only made of straw!

Then be careful

It’s easy to make mistakes!

You don't play with a prince like that

Even if it isn't made of straw,

How lightly do you press him to your heated

heart and suddenly the fire burns brightly!

 

MARY

Oh, one likes to play with fire

Loves to play with danger!

 

BOTH

Poor prince, poor prince, I'm sorry!

You wear a beautiful, magnificent outfit!

And never feel like it

And known of love

With the shining, shining star

On the chest!

Poor prince, you've never dreamed

What is your lonely heart already missing?

hot love joy and sorrow,

Beautiful golden May time,

Poor prince, poor prince, I'm sorry!

 

WIENER LIED

 

SANDOR

The Viennese song, so sweet and soft

is like a greeting from heaven,

to the heart urgently and loudly,

so heart compelling dear and trusting!

A Viennese song about kissing and loving

is there a heart left anyone cold?

But today you come to a restaurant

there you make a murder riot

with trumpet, drum and megaphone

every human being understands a clever tone!

Then I praise the beautiful old songs

that you once sang

in dear Vienna

in beautiful Vienna

on the blue Danube beach!

 

Viennese music

could you once sound the world!

Songs so rich, waltzes so soft,

doesn't anyone want to hear you anymore?

Schubert songs and Strauss waltzes

once rang out jubilantly. . .

You beautiful Viennese music,

you lovely peals of happiness.

You're going to come back one day!

 

There is a small house in Nußdorf,

there lives an old couple

and they dream how it was once so fine!

What will it be like that again?

On Sunday Franzel says to Madel

Go darling, come on, we're going to the Red Barn!

A guilder note in my sack,

A liter of wine costs ten kreuzers!

Then a kiss in the moonlight

That's how it was and never will be!

That was my Vienna, the beautiful city of songs!

so was my Vienna

Where did you go,

my beautiful Vienna

on the blue Danube beach!

 

Viennese music

could you once sound the world!

Songs so rich, waltzes so soft,

doesn't anyone want to hear you anymore?

Schubert songs and Strauss waltzes

once rang out jubilantly. . .

You beautiful Viennese music,

you lovely peals of happiness.

You're going to come back one day!



 

EIN SLOW-FOX MIT MARY

 

MARY

Mary came from the golden shore

from the distant wonderland

and she brought a brand new step.

Girl from the golden west

give us your dance for the best,

Everyone proclaims  ‘no one dances it like you!’

 

A small slow fox with Mary

with cocktails and sherry

that would be my ideal!

The flirt and the husband dance

with Mary to the jazz band

and she cries ‘Oh, one more time!’

And flaming hot enticing embers

shine in her eyes

He asks, ‘my sweetheart, are you good to me?’

And dances the slow fox with Mary

with cocktails and sherry

many more times!

 

Your eyes shine bright

from the consequences of the dance,

her mouth glows hot,

what is the reason?

She feels her heart beating loudly

again and again he has to say:

‘sweet little mouse,

we're not going home yet!’

 

A small slow fox with Mary

with cocktails and sherry

that would be my ideal!

The flirt and the husband dance

with Mary to the jazz band

and she cries ‘Oh, one more time!’

And flaming hot enticing embers

shine in her eyes

He asks, ‘my sweetheart, are you good to me?’

And dances the slow fox with Mary

with cocktails and sherry

many more times!

 

PRAIRIE ROSE

 

MARY

When the sun shines in flames

in the evening on the Missouri glows

through the golden twilight

penetrates a hot love song

 

SANDOR

Indian girl so cute and slim

give me your lilac splendor

The cowboy begs love potion

"Just give me this purple night of love,

Oh, give me only this purple night! "

Come in my little love boat

you ... rose of the prairie

Come on, love me until the morning comes,

you ... rose of the prairie

Come, give me your purple mouth,

Hear my melody

Come on, kiss the wound on my lip,

You, rose of the prairie

 

MARY

Indian girl so cute and slim

stands trembling in front of the cowboy,

"strange man, you bank me,

don't kiss me! "she pleads fearfully.

"Tomorrow you have to leave here

at the day's silver shine "

 

SANDOR

"This night just give me!

Let's be happy this one night

O this one night of love just be happy "

Come in my little love boat

you ... rose of the prairie

Come on, love me until the morning comes,

you ... rose of the prairie

 

MARY

Come, give me your purple mouth,

Hear my melody

Come on, kiss the wound on my lip,

You, rose of the prairie

 

BOTH

Come in my little love boat

you ... rose of the prairie

Come on, love me until the morning comes,

you ... rose of the prairie

Come, give me your purple mouth,

Hear my melody

Come on, kiss the wound on my lip,

You, rose of the prairie