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Elsk

Language: Norwegian (Nynorsk)

Den galne Guten min Hug hev daara;
eg fanga sìt som ein Fugl i Snòra;
den galne Guten, han gjeng so baus;
han veit at Fuglen vil aldri laus.

Aa gjev du batt meg med Bast og Bende;
aa gjev du batt meg so Bandi brende!
Aa gjev du drog meg so fast til deg,
at heile Verdi kom burt for meg!

[Ja kunde rett eg mi Runelekse]1,
eg vilde inn i den Guten vekse;
eg vilde vekse meg i deg inn,
og vera berre [hjaa]2 Guten min.

             *

Aa du som bur meg i Hjarta inne,
du Magti fekk [yvi]3 alt mitt Minne;
kvart vesle Hùgsvìv som framum dreg,
det berre kviskrar um deg, um deg.

Um Soli lyser paa Himlen blanke,
no ser ho deg, det er all min Tanke;
um Dagen dovnar og Skùming fell:
skal tru han tenkjer paa meg i Kveld?

Um Vinden strid yvi Heidi susar,
det gule Haare ditt visst han krusar;
um Regne dryp med sin døyvde Graat,
so stakars Guten, no vert du vaat.

Aa berre Timane vilde skride,
og berre Dagane vilde lide!
Men eg vil kveda og vera glad;
for um Sundag kjem han, trala, trala!


Translation(s): FRE GER GER

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E. Grieg sets stanzas 1-5
C. Elling sets stanzas 1-3

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Elling, Grieg: "Ja kund' eg trolla og kund' eg heksa"
2 Grieg: "hos"
3 Grieg: "yver"
Modernized spelling of first three stanzas:

Den galne guten min hug hev dåra,
eg fangen sit som ein fugl i snåra;
den galne guten, han gjeng so baus;
han veit, at fuglen vil aldri laus.

Å gjev du batt meg med bast og bende,
å gjev du batt meg so bandi brende!
Å gjev du drog meg so fast til deg,
at heile verdi kom burt for meg!

Ja kund’ eg trolla og kund eg heksa,
eg vilde inn i den guten veksa;
eg vilde veksa meg i deg inn
og vera berre hjå guten min.

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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Eugen von Enzberg (1858 - 1908) FRE by Catharinus Elling.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Amour", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Liebe", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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