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D'er 'kje Draumar som leikar

Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)

D'er 'kje Draumar som leikar 
og Drösur som flyg.
D'er 'kje Röur som reikar 
og Svæur som lyg.

Men Kjærleiken magnas 
mot Dagen klaar,
og Guten han fagnas 
i blenkjande Vaar.

Eg stend og jalar paa högste Tindar,
eg letdet fjuke for alle Vindar,
eg set den Lysing i alle Bla,
at Signe Johndotter vil meg ha.

Translation(s): DAN FRE GER GER

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

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Danish (Dansk), a translation by Eugen von Enzberg (1858 - 1908) , title 1: "Paa den tredie Stræng I", published 1897 GER FRE GER by Christian Sinding.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Eugen von Enzberg (1858 - 1908) , published 1897 DAN FRE by Christian Sinding.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Henzen (1850 - 1910) DAN FRE by Christian Sinding.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-07-31.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:19
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Il n'y a pas de rêve qui joue

Language: French (Français) after the Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Il n'y a pas de rêve qui joue,
ni de rumeur qui vole.
Pas de bruit qui court
ni de promesse qui mente.

Mais l’amour se nourrit
de la clarté du jour,
et le garçon se réjouit
au brillant printemps.

Je me tiens sur le tertre le plus haut
et je chante à tous vents,
j’écris les bans sur chaque feuille :
Signe Johndotter m’a choisi.

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Translations of title(s):
"Paa trie Strengen I" = "Sur la troisième corde I"
"D'er 'kje Draumar som leikar" = "Il n'y a pas de rêve qui joue"


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Text added to the website: 2017-05-25.
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