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[*] posted on 8-31-2015 at 09:31 PM
B. 174. The Suitors


(From Gulben and from Anton)
Translated by John Buerfeind

Arise, arise, young maiden,
Arise, arise, young maiden,
Jedeweh!
Thieves have broken into - everyone - into your place.

Thieves did not break in,
Thieves did not break in,
Jedeweh!
Those would be my suitors - everyone - would be suitors.

They are not taking my garments,
They are not taking my garments,
Jedeweh!
They are after my wreath - everyone - small wreath.

If my beloved would favor me,
If my beloved would favor me,
Jedeweh!
He would not come at night for the wreath - everyone - to me for the wreath.

Instead, he would ask me for a dance,
Instead, he would ask me for a dance,
Jedeweh!
I would gladly give him - everyone - give him the wreath.

Made totally from genuine rue,
Made totally from genuine rue,
Jedeweh!
With rosemary woven in, is my - everyone - is my wreath.

And if it were not what he had in mind,
And if it were not what he had in mind,
Jedeweh!
Tear to bits, tear to bits I would - everyone - I would, this thing.

I would scatter it among the cold dew,
I would scatter it among the cold dew,
Jedeweh!
With white feet stamp - everyone - stamp it into small pieces.

A lily here, in its place,
A lily here, in its place,
Jedeweh!
A rose, white and beautiful grows - everyone - grows for me.

{If the bride is an orphan}

Handsome one, donít think badly of me,
Handsome one, donít think badly of me,
Jedeweh!
I am a lost orphan - everyone - orphan child.

Girl, you may be an orphan,
Girl, you may be an orphan,
Jedeweh!
But you are fair and rosy and beautiful - everyone - beautiful, as well.

As lovely as you are also to me,
As lovely as you are also to me,
Jedeweh!
So it (the wreath) seems so copious and ugly - everyone - ugly.



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