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The Elbe Feeds the Port

If you're coming to Hamburg, you better bring a duffle coat.
I'll meet you at Stadtpark, avoiding a tawny chow dog.

It ain't December, the gingerbread is all gone.
The Elbe feeds the port, HADAG.

But if you're travelling to Bamberg, confluent with the river Main.
You might chance upon my sweetheart there, wearing neither a bonnet nor a shawl.

Say for me that my heart, oh, it paws the ground.
And my mind, oh, is left, blackberrying in the sun.

So if you're coming to Hamburg, there's the planetarium.
I'll meet you at Schauspielhaus, avoiding the urban seagulls.

In a pedal boat, let's look for the swans.
Not at the Alster Lake, must be at the Mill Pond.

But if you're travelling to Bamberg, confluent with the river Main.
Be sure to try some asparagus there, as my sweetheart is wont to do.

And say for me that my heart, oh, it paws the ground.
And my mind, oh, is left, blackberrying in the sun.

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