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[*] posted on 9-5-2015 at 03:40 PM
B. 185. The Complaint II


(From: Mr. J. P. Jordan)
Translated by Ed Bernthal

The bestman went into the town,
Stopped on the green hill,
Stopped on the green hill.

There they asked, asked,
“Where is the Schoenemans new house,
Where is the Schoenemans new house?”

“If you would like to see the new house,
We would gladly tell you
We would gladly show it to you.”

“Look in front of Schoenemans new house,
Stands a green linden tree,
Stand a green linden tree.”

“Under the tree sits a nice girl,
She has made two wreaths,
She has made two wreaths.”

“One she gives to the youth,
The other one she keeps for herself,
The other one she keeps for herself.”

“Keeps it for herself, goes to be,-
Married in her wreath
Will be a dedicated wife.”

The bestman came into the yard,
The girl ran to her bedroom,
The girl ran to her bedroom.

‘Mother, my dear mother,
Keep the bestman from coming into the yard
Keep the bestman from coming into the yard.’

“Tell me, how can I keep them out,
Since you are engaged to him,
Since you are engaged to him.”

“You gave him your white hand,
And a golden ring as your pledge,
And a golden ring as your pledge.”

The bestman came up to the house,
Standing in front of the yard
Standing in front of the yard.

“Mother, open us the door!”
Mother opened up the door for them,
The girl greeted the bestman.

“All of you are welcome,
Especially the one who is mine,
Especially the one who is mine.”

The bestman stepped into the parlor,
Sat themselves down at a table,
Sat themselves down at a table.

The girl opened up the window,
And picked off two roses for herself,
Gave them to the youth at the table.

‘Youth, here you have two roses,
I give them to you for the last time,
I will not give you any more.’

‘Now it will happen to other girls,
But you will have to go dancing with them,
But you will have to go dancing with them.’

* * *

‘Good night, good night my mother!
Thank you for raising me,
Thank you for raising me.’

‘Good night, good night my aged father!
Thank you for clothing me,
Thank you for clothing me.’

‘Good night, good night my sister!
Thank you for loving me,
And honoring me by putting on my wreath.’

‘Good night, good night, my little brother!
Thank you for loving me,
Thank you for loving me.’

‘Good night, good night my young friends!
Live well, to all now a good night,
Live well, to all now a good night.’

‘From now on you will see me no more.
Standing in my green wreath,
Going in my white veil.’



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