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[*] posted on 9-5-2014 at 11:04 AM
A. 265. The Departure of the Bride


265. The Departure of the Bride
Translated by Ed Bernthal

‘Now get ready to travel, dear girl,
Now you must go under your friend’s escort
Now you must go under your friend’s escort.’

‘Four horses are harnessed to the wagon
And all have come out into the courtyard
And all have come out into the courtyard.’

‘With this you have to travel, girl,
Out of this fine nice house
Into a different house still better and finer.’

‘Now fall on the neck of your father
And say goodnight to your mother
And say goodnight to your mother.’

“Good night, my old father, good night!
For your care and watchfulness night and morning
For the wedding, thanks be given to you.”

“Good night, my old mother, good night!
I am no longer your daughter
I belong to my husband, my heart is his.”

“Good night, my two sisters, good night!
I will always remember to love you
Like sisters, as we always have been.”

“Good night, my two brothers, good night!
I will always remember to love you
Like brothers, as we always have been.”

“Good night, all you playmates, good night!
We have laughed and joked while spinning
And together we had many happy dances.”

“Now bring me all of my things
I want to take it all along, I want to be rich
I want to take it all along, I want to be rich.”

“You must sew my name in everything
So I can recognize and see what is mine
So I can recognize and see what is mine.”
“My chest and the fine bedding from my room
Have them spread out on the wagon
So that where we stop everything will look nice.”

“Several can go with the wagon to see
And take care that we don’t turn over
We will think well of you and give you thanks.”

“I already look forward to the new house, forward to
Where I must travel happily and sadly
God grant us health and peace there.”

‘Welcome, welcome, dear Hannchen! Now tell us
Where is your father, did he accompany you?
Did he ride with you? How happy I am.’

“He is already coming behind me, he is not far
He is bringing everything for the trip, how happy I am
He is bringing everything for the trip, how happy I am.”


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