Sweetheart like you re-trans

Retranslation from the German version of the Bob Dylan song by Peter Post
German Version
Original Version

Sweetheart like you

The pressure is gone, the boss isn’t there
He’s in the North for a while
They say that vanity brought him down
He pulled out in dressy clothes
By the way, that’s a cute hat
And a smile that makes me dream
But what’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?

You know, I once knew a woman who looked like you
She didn’t want a half – she wanted a whole man
She used to call me daddy when I was only a little child
You remind me of her, you laugh at me the same way
When you give the cards in this game, the queen has to disappear
You better practice this trick a little more
What’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?

You know, a woman like you should be at home
Everything else is not good for you
You take care of somebody nice
Who will never do you wrong
How many times will you still get hurt?
Next time you better test him first
What’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?

You know you can make a name for yourself
Expensive cars stop for you
You could be the most beautiful woman
Who ever got across cut glass to reach her goal 

You know, I’ve heard already about you
Long before you came inside
They say in your father’s house, there’s many rooms
Each one of them is fireproof
You have to understand, baby, people are jealous of you
Their intrigues are like the plague
What’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?

You got to be somebody to come in here
Got to do a lot of evil
Got to have twenty women on your coat-tails
And play guitar until your fingers bleed

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
To which a scoundrel clings
Steal a little and they throw you in jail
Steal a lot and you are king
Only one step away from here, baby
A never ending feast
What’s a sweetheart like you doin’ in a dump like this?

 

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