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[*] posted on 11-28-2014 at 10:16 AM
B. 002. The Separation and Union


(from Burk and Faehro)
Translated by H. Melvin Symmank

Sadly, very sad it is to my mind,
Sad heart, yet I am happy.
Sad heart, yet I am happy.
I have angered my beloved;
He may yet be angry, but what do I care?
He may yet be angry, but what do I care?

To me it is not so much upright about him,
(I) go after him no steps any more.
(I) go after him no steps any more.
'Depart, yes depart, my dear, from this place,
But too far and too wide not for me.
But too far and too wide not for me.

'For so much further and wider separated,
For so much hotter the love burns;
For so much hotter the love burns;
'For so much oftener we are together,
For so much more the strife wins support.
For so much more the strife wins support.

"If I now part from you in this place,
I also nevermore will come back to you.
I also nevermore will come back to you.
'One and two years are child's play,
Three and four years that is already too much.
Three and four years that is already too much.

With a sharp sword he paraded away
Sprang to the village in storm and tumult,
Sprang to the village in storm and tumult,
For only a little while it was done,
Knocked the beloved already at the door.
Knocked the beloved already at the door.

"Holla he, Holla he, little mother!
Tell me, where is your little daughter?
Tell me, where is your little daughter?
"'Our daughter she is in the house,
Sewing out a fine cloth.
Sewing out a fine cloth.

"God help you, beautiful girl,
Tell me for whom is the fine cloth?
Tell me for whom is the fine cloth?
'The cloth is for the lover,
You who are dearest to me.
You who are dearest to me.

He took the reins of his steed
And on the hands of his beloved.
And on the hands of his beloved.
Did not allow to go from the place,
Until she heard his love's plea.
Until she heard his love's plea.

He danced the dance about with her,
Brought on the graceful dance;
Brought on the graceful dance;
Let Wendish silver coins (Groschen) clang very much,
Threw around with the red Ducats.
Threw around with the red Ducats.


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