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[*] posted on 5-12-2014 at 04:52 PM
A. 102. The Parting of True Love


(From: Bloesau)
Translated by Ed Bernthal

There were, there were two people
Who loved each other so honest and true
Who loved each other so honest and true.

They were going together already two years.
In the eighth year they considered becoming united
In the eighth year they considered becoming united.

Then the loose tongues interfered,
The old women were sure
The old women were sure.

They advised the youth so smoothly
He should not marry the girl,
But rather go to be in the war for seven years.

‘And when I am in the war for seven years,
Who will send the news to me
Who will send the news to me?’

“There is a little bird in the forest,
He will be the messenger for both of you
He will be the messenger for both of you.”

Already when the year and the day was past,
The nightingale came with a message
The nightingale came with a message.

Mourn, mourn, my girl,
Mourn greatly for your loved one
Mourn greatly for your loved one.

Now you must mourn for a year and a day,
And then still make a wreath in a year
And then still make a wreath in a year.

‘Before I mourn for my loved one,
I will cry for him for seven years
I will cry for him for seven years.’

Why are you mourning, my girl,
Why don’t you sing happily in the forest
Why don’t you make a wreath for yourself?

‘How can I sing happily in the forest,
How can I make a wreath for myself,
Since my loved one has died.’

‘He went away for me to the war,
Went away to a far-away war
Went away to a far-away war.’

‘Now for seven years I will make my bed,
But not sleep in it for a single night,
Only cry throughout each night.’

You youths, let it be said to you,
You young ones, you girls,
Do not get involved in true love.

True love is so deceptive,
So deceptive and so misleading
So deceptive and so misleading.

When two love each other with true courage,
How is that so great, how is that so good
How is that so great, how is that so good?

But if one does not have anyone to love,
How is that so sad, how is that so distressful
How is that so sad, how is that so distressful?



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