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Min grav

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

O, gräv mig en grav, dödgrävare snäll, 
jag längtar att komma till vila, 
jag ser inga stjärnor ute i kväll, 
där mörka skyarne ila.

Jag hade ett hjärta, som gav och som gav.
Nu har det ej mera att giva.
Ack, snälla dödgrävare, gräv mig en grav;
jag kan ej min ledsnad beskriva.

Nu stå där blott åter ett svidande sår --
där riva de alla och sarga;
ack, snälla dödgrävare, red mig en bår,
så lugna kanske sig de arga.

Så kan jag måhända få fred i min grav;
där växa små blommor ur mullen.
Jag hade ett hjärta som gav och som gav. --
Ack, kasta ej stenar på kullen!


Translation(s): FIN FRE 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)

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Hautani", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ma tombe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:32
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