The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

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In the kingdom of Karlsburg
there was great excitement!
The people were to see for 
the first time their Crown
Prince, nephew of the King -

2
"To our most gracious 
  King, Karl VIII"

3
"I haven't seen Karl Heinrich
since he was a baby. I hope
the country will be proud
          of him."

4
His Royal Highness 
 the Crown Prince
   of Karlsburg.

5
"It must be great to 
    be a prince!"

6
"His Majesty does not wish 
the Crown Prince to be
excited by sentimental
      farewells."

7
"A prince never cries!"

8
"Dr. Jüttner will be your 
tutor. He will instruct you
in etiquette, obligation, duty,
 demeanour and formality."

9
"It must be wonderful 
   to be a prince!"

10
"When was the reign 
   of Philip II?"

11
"Perhaps in 1556?"

12
"I think we've done quite 
enough. We will now
retire for a conference."

13
"I am extremely happy to 
report that Your Highness
has passed with the highest
         honors."

14
"Well, Boy, your studies 
  are finished. I'm no
  longer needed here."

15
"You and I are going to 
    stick together."

16
"The King will send for me -
give me a great, big medal
  - and a good, stiff -"

17
"His Majesty requests the
immediate presence of Dr.
        Jüttner."

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"Boy, they've decided to 
send you to Heidelberg
- and I am going with 
        you!"

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"Boy, do you know 
what it means to go 
  to Heidelberg?"

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"Your Royal Highness,
there must be a mistake.
This is an ordinary inn!"

21
"These fairest flowers of Spring,
To you, O Prince, a message bring,
The lilac tells of loyalty,
The violet blue of service true -"

22
"This is my uncle,
   Herr Ruder."

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"Your Royal Highness, the
  rooms are impossible!"

24
"Why, what are you talking 
about? Everybody has
liked those rooms for the
last four hundred years!"

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"Your Highness, how can 
the rooms be impossible, 
when I fixed them myself?"

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"You can sit on it!"

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"You can lie down on it!"

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"You can't expect any 
 more from a couch!"

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"I think the rooms are 
good enough for any 
    human being."

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"And a prince, after all,
 is only a human being."

31
"Your Royal Highness,
     do we stay?"

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"WE STAY!"

33
"I'll always be at your service,
   Your Highness. When you
   want me, ring the bell -
   and when the bell doesn't
      work, just call me."

34
"Doctor, Doctor - - the
students are down below!
  This is Heidelberg!"

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"KATHI! KATHI!"

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"Who is the prettiest
and the sweetest girl
   in Heidelberg?"

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"KATHI!"

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"But, Your Highness, you
 mustn't! I'm engaged!"

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"Well - I'm not so terribly
engaged. My parents like 
him - - but for myself,
     I don't know -"

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"Now, would you marry 
        him?"

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"I think you know right 
away when you really 
    love someone."

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"This is my friend
  Haasenpfeffer."

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"Are you a student here,
  Herr Haasenpfeffer?"

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"Here's a new member 
for the Corps Saxonia."

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"I am Karl Heinrich of 
      Karlsburg."

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"I am Kellermann, corps
servant of Saxonians."

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"Bring me another!"

48
"That stuff is poison
       for me."

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"But damned good poison!"

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"It's great to have friends 
like you! Let's make this 
last - as long as we live!"

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"But - Your Highness!"

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"Don't call me Highness -
  say Karl Heinrich -"

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"Karl Heinrich."

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"Kathi!"

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Heidelberg was not only a
place for love and romance,
but also a place for hard 
         study -

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"When I am King, you shall
    be my major-domo!"

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"And you shall be my - !"

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"I won't give her up,
if I have to fight the
     whole world!"

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"I can't help it if you are
a prince, Karl Heinrich
     - I love you."

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"If anyone should try to
separate us, I swear - !"

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"Just tell me you love 
me - that's enough - "

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Heidelberg - gay, romantic
Heidelberg - is a place for
 youth - and Dr. Jüttner
  was no longer young -

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"His Excellency, Prime
 Minister von Haugk."

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"We'll go for a ride! I want
  the whole world to know
   I love you, my Kathi!"

65
"Therefore I must ask Your
Royal Highness to return
to Karlsburg at once
to assume the reins of
      government."

66
"Karl Heinrich! 
 Karl Heinrich!"

67
"Has Your Highness so
soon forgotten duty,
obligation, tradition?"

68
"Don't be down-hearted,
Boy - - the King will
soon be well, and you'll 
      be back -"

69
"Don't be down-hearted,
Kathi - - the King will
soon be well, and I'll 
      be back -"

70
"Do not let them crush 
your spirit! Stay young,
    Karl Heinrich!"

71
"When I come back - and I
will come back - we'll have
glorious times - just you and
        I, my Kathi!"

72
"Doctor, he will never,
   never come back!"

73
"Dr. Jüttner has already
told you of my great
plans for you - and
what they mean for the 
        State."

74
"May you and Princess Ilse
carry on our illustrious 
         line."

75
"Your Royal Highness will
surely not oppose His
Majesty now. Argue some
     other time."

76
His Majesty, King Karl
Heinrich, mourned in
state the death of his
uncle. In his heart, he
mourned the death of 
      another.

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"Your Majesty, the years 
make us all forget. You
   will forget, too."

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"But I'm Kellerman -
 Johann Kellerman -
 an old friend of the 
        King."

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"Kellerman! My old friend
       Kellerman!"

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"Do you remember -
in Heidelberg - - in 
    Heidelberg?"

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"Kathi? She is still 
  waiting for you!"

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"Karl Heinrich!"

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"We leave immediately
   for Heidelberg!"

84
"Just one more day of 
life, Doctor - one day
of life - and love!"

85
"Yes, Your Majesty, all is
changed. Even the 
students do not come
   here any more."

86
"A little surprise for 
Your Majesty! The
Corps Saxonia is here 
  to welcome you."

87
"Gentlemen, His Majesty has
honored us, his unworthy
servants! From his lofty
eminence he has graciously
     condescended -"

88
"Gentlemen: I thank 
you for your warm 
and cordial welcome!"

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"We shall sing Gaudeamus
         igitur."

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"KARL HEINRICH!"

91
"The whole world has 
changed - but you, 
Kathi, are the same."

92
"Kathi, my Kathi - how
can I ever leave you - ?"

93
"You see, Karl Heinrich, it
never could have been any 
different. You'll marry,
and I'll marry - and we'll
  both be quite happy."

94
"Good-bye, my Kathi - I may
never see you again - -
but while I live I shall never 
         forget."

95
"It must be wonderful 
    to be a King!"

The End

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