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Spillemanden

Language: Danish (Dansk)

I Landsbyen går det så lystigt til,
Der holdes et Bryllup med Dans og Spil;
Der drikkes Skåler i Vin og Mjød,
Men Bruden ligner en pyntet Død.

Ja død hun er for sin Hjertenskær,
Thi han er ikke som Brudgom her,
I Krogen han står med Sorgen sin,
Og spiller så lystig på Violin.

Han spiller til Lokkerne bliver ham grå,
Han spiller så Strengene briste må,
Til Violinen, med Sorg og Gru,
Han trykker mod Hjertet rent itu.

Det er så tungt, så knusende tungt,
At dø mens Hjertet endnu er ungt!
Jeg mægter ej længer at se derpå!
Jeg føler det gennem mit Hoved gå.

See, Mændene holder ham fast i Favn -
-- Men hvorfor nævne I mig ved navn?
Vor Herre bevare Enhvers Vorstand!
Jeg selv er en fattig Spillemand.


Translation(s): FRE GER

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Note: the poem is prefaced by a quote from Schiller:

Ruhig mag ich euch erscheinen,
Ruhig gehn sehn.
Eurer Augen stilles Weinen
Kann ich nicht verstehn.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le violoneux", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2011-07-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00
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Word count: 134

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