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[*] posted on 11-28-2014 at 10:20 AM
B. 003. The Sloppy Buddy


(from Jessen and Naundorf)
Translated by H. Melvin Symmank

If I then entrust my sweetheart to you,
As I then depart for the war.
As I then depart for the war.

First I entrust her to God alone,
Thereafter the buddy of mine.
Thereafter the buddy of mine.

I have given him much money,
That he truly cares for and supports her.
That he truly cares for and supports her.

He should go to the dance with her,
Turn the beautiful dance with her.
Turn the beautiful dance with her.

All the others enter the tavern,
Beautiful girls also afterwards.
Beautiful girls also afterwards.

All the others behind the table,
Beautiful girl behind the door.
Beautiful girl behind the door.

All the others join to dance,
Beautiful girl out through the door.
Beautiful girl out through the door.

'Oh dear God, Oh misery and suffering!
How I am today frowned upon here,
Since my beloved is far and wide.

The beloved comes home from the war,
Passes through the green forest here,
Comes here from far away.

One shot, the first he makes.
Sweetheart, his sweetheart understood him well.
Sweetheart, his sweetheart understood him well.

A shot, the second he makes,
His buddy is a good match for him.
His buddy is a good match for him.

As he makes the third shot
He begins to compel them inside.
He begins to compel them inside.

"Come now you beauty into the room,
Let us dance together so fine,
Lead us off in the neat rows.

'If I was not decent before you,
Let me now also be with peace,
That I may now return home to my love.

The beloved he rode on to the farm (manor),
Quickly runs away his buddy.
Quickly runs away his buddy.

Don't run, buddy, do not run,
We want to greet you after the friend's duty.
We want to greet you after the friend's duty.

After this let us ask, fine
How you cared for my beloved.
How you cared for my beloved.

'He has cared for me with all diligence,
How he himself, yes, best knows.
How he himself, yes, best knows.

'(He) has only danced with others so beautiful,
He had there my good not distinguished.
He had there my good not distinguished.

Having greeted each other, welcomed,
First greeted with white hands,
Then with the sword bare and polished.

"'Come, fiddler, come into the room,
Play a night, a day, fine for me.
Play a night, a day, fine for me.

"'My beloved to desire and rejoice,
All the others to grief and sorrow.
All the others to grief and sorrow.


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