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Älvan och kardinalen

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

När kardinal'n en vacker dag
njöt morgonen i fulla drag
så, gissa, vad han skåda fick?
Spritt naken älva fin och kvick! 

För ögonen sin hand han bär,
min Gud, min Gud, det rent ej är,
men liten älva så muntert ler:
"Så se då hit, jag råder er!" 

Och småningom sin hand han tar
från ögonen. Jo, rent det var, jo rent det var.
Hans barm, hans gård fick blomsterskrud,
ty hon var vårens sändebud.

Translation(s): ENG FIN FIN FRE

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Submitted by Dylan Hughes


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: "Keijukainen ja kardinaali ", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Dylan Hughes) , title 1: "The Elf and the Cardinal", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Dylan Hughes) , title 1: "Keijukainen ja Kardinaali", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Quand par une belle journée le cardinal", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-01-21T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:57
Line count: 12
Word count: 76

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