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[*] posted on 3-5-2014 at 09:33 PM
A. 045. A Seven-Year Wage


(By Mr. J. E. Wehlan)
Translated by Ed Bernthal

The youth had served his master,
The youth had served his master,
Already going into the 6th and 7th year.

The youth already served 7 years,
The youth already served 7 years,
He had earned a small horse, a gold-colored horse.

For the small horse he had earned a small bridle,
For the small horse he had earned a small bridle,
And for the small bridle, a nice girl.

He continued on serving into the 8th year,
He continued on serving into the 8th year,
When the master started to treat him unfavorably.

‘If you are dissatisfied with me, O master,
If you are dissatisfied with me, O master,
Then give me the money, give me my wages’.

‘That which I so faithfully earned,
That which I so faithfully earned,
Six years long and into the seventh year.’

“You have four brown horses in your stable,
You have four brown horses in your stable,
Select a small horse, whichever one you want.”

The youth hurriedly saddled the small horse,
The youth hurriedly saddled the small horse,
And the girl packed her bundle of belongings.

Into nothing else but a small silken cloth,
Into nothing else but a small silken cloth,
She packed a small red apple.

They had gone a short way when,
They had gone a short way when,
The girl started to look back.

“There where the castles are gleaming so red,
There where the castles are gleaming so red,
That’s where I grew up when I was little.”

“In a green cradle I was rocked,
In a green cradle I was rocked,
Covered with red ribbons.

“I was carried with small white hands,
I was carried with small white hands,
Kissed with red lips so fine.”


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