~ Es war einmal ~
 
This verse is the beginning of an old German folksong: "Es war einmal ein treuer Hu▀ar!" ("Once upon a time there was a faithful German cavalry man.") Here on this Ansichtskarte (picture postcard) it appears to refer to the "good old days" about 1900.
 
Es war einmal! Once upon a time there was...!
 
 
Translation: Roy De Selms
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