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En blomma stod vid vägen

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

En blomma stod vid vägen
Af sommarns fjäril kysst,
Som troget blef när flickan
Bröt henne af så tyst.
Ty alla mina vänner äro edra.

Och flickan satte fjäriln
Hos fogeln i en bur,
Och genast gjorde fogeln
För fjäriln sin kur.
Ty alla mina vänner äro edra.

Hvit klädning fick så fjäriln,
Och så små hvita skor,
Och han blef gift med fogeln.
Visst var den äran stor.
Ty alla mina vänner äro edra.

Men skild stod arma blomman
Från bröllop och kalas,
Och dog af sorg, och vissnade
Allena i sitt glas,
Sen alla hennes vänner blifvit andras.


Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Theobald Rehbaum) , title 1: "Ein Blümlein stand am Wege"
  • ENG English [singable] (Herbert Harper) , title 1: "The wild flower"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Tien varrella kasvoi kukka", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Il y avait une fleur au bord du chemin", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Word count: 100

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The wild flower

Language: English after the Swedish (Svenska)

A wild flower by the wayside
was gathered by a maid,
A butterfly upon it
with folded pinions stayed.
For all my friends are yours.
 
The maiden put her captive
in a cage with her dove,
And very soon the bird
and the butterfly made love.
For all my friends are yours.
 
White robes hath now the butterfly
and small white shoes hath he,
For meet it was in white robes
that he should married be.
For all my friends are yours.
 
But mid their joy the flower
a weary time did pass,
And drooped for grief and loneliness
and withered in her glass,
For all her friends belonged to others.


From the Sibelius score.

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:51
Line count: 20
Word count: 111