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Liten gosse

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Liten gosse smyckades nyss
med rosor, syrener, klenoder,
darrgräs och mossa. Aldrig med kyss
väcks han mer av sin moder.

Sprang från klippan från systern sin,
vill ej lyssna på kältet.
Lingonet, sippan fresta hans sinn,
dem han sett i från fältet.

Liten gosse föll mot en sten,
störtade utför kullen.
Rosor och mossa täcker hans ben,
där han sover i mullen.

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: "Pieni poika ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2015-04-12T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-04-12T18:01:08
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

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Pieni poika  

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

Pieni poika koristeltiin juuri
ruusuilla, sireeneillä, kalleuksilla,
räpelöilla ja sammaleella. Äidin suudelma
ei enää koskaan herätä häntä.

Hän karkasi kallion päällä sisareltaan,
ei tahtonut kuunnella tämän jankutusta.
Puolukka ja vuokko houkuttivat häntä,
hän oli nähnyt ne kedolta.

Pieni poika putosi kiven päälle,
syöksyi alas kukkulalta.
Ruusut ja sammalet jalkojensa peittona,
hän nukkuu mullan alla.

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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:
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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.


Text added to the website: 2015-04-12T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2015-04-12T18:02:04
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