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[*] posted on 4-30-2015 at 06:02 PM
B. 049. The Bride's Choice


(from Burk, Naundorf and other villages)
Translated by H. Melvin Symmank

1. Two beautiful go out at morning dew
Two beautiful go out at morning dew
In the green shining grass.

2. They were both of them not alike,
They were both of them not alike,
The one was poor, the other rich.

3. The poor aproned herself her dress,
The poor aproned herself her dress,
The rich spoke full of pride.

4. 'Why does your apron cover your dress?
Why does your apron cover your dress?
My cloth skirt remains in good peace.'

5. "You have a father and he has money,
You have a father and he has money,
I have no one in the world"

6. "If you tear the green one here,
If you tear the green one here,
Your father (has) a red one for you."

7. 'If you also have nothing, Someone,
If you also have nothing, Someone,
You have a handsome treasure.'

8. The rich one cried very bitterly,
The rich one cried very bitterly,
The poor one spoke modestly:

9. "You rich one, say why are you crying?
You rich one, say why are you crying?
My eyes remain in full tranquility."

10. 'Why should I not cry for grief,
Why should I not cry for grief,
As one of the two of us took the heart.'

11. 'You give yet your beloved to me.
You give yet your beloved to me.
I will give my brother to you.'

12. "And your brother I do not like,
And your brother I do not like,
That dissolute rogue-face."

13. The horse kept there the boy,
The horse kept there the boy,
Who heard everything of them.

14. "'Whether I deserve something of the rich,
Whether I deserve something of the rich,
Should I take the work shoes? "'

15. "'So it will cast before me day and night,
So it will cast before me day and night,
That I do not squander what is yours."'

16. "'Whether I court the beautiful poor,
Whether I court the beautiful poor,
So industries, so devout and faithful? "'

17. "'She will please me again and again,
She will please me again and again,
She goes around on my farm. "'

18. "'We will both be busy,
We will both be busy,
God will bless and cheer us."'




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