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Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Låt vem som vill av sin flicka skryta
och sina drillar för henne slå,
låt honom hållas, jag vill ej byta,
ty den jag älskar, älskar jag ändå;

och om hon även mig skulle vika,
livets dans med en annan trå,
det blir detsamma, det blir sig lika;
ty den jag älskar, älskar jag ändå.

Om världens stormar min hydda rista,
alla drömmar om intet gå –
ja, skulle också mitt hjärta brista –
den som jag älskar, älskar jag ändå!

Translation(s): FIN

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Uskollisuus", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Language: Finnish (Suomi) after the Swedish (Svenska)

Kerskukoon tytöllään kuka tahtoo
ja lirkutelkoon hänen ihanuudestaan,
pitäköön omansa, en tahdo vaihtaa,
sillä häntä, jota rakastan, rakastan kuitenkin;

ja vaikka tyttöni väistelisi minua,
kaipaisi elämän tanssia jonkun toisen kanssa,
samantekevää, ei sillä ole väliä,
sillä häntä, jota rakastan, rakastan kuitenkin.

Vaikka maailman myrskyt kuinka ravistaisivat majaani
kaikki unelmani raukeaisivat tyhjiin ­–
niin, vaikka sydämenikin murtuisi –
häntä, jota rakastan, rakastan kuitenkin!

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  • Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2015 by Erkki Pullinen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

    Erkki Pullinen. Contact:
    <erkki (DOT) pullinen (AT) uniarts (DOT) fi>

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Based on
  • a text in Swedish (Svenska) by Ernst Josephson (1851 - 1906)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Yrjö Henrik Kilpinen. Go to the text.


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