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Hertig Magnus

Language: Swedish (Svenska)

Hertig Magnus från sitt fönster
drömmande ser Vätterns bölja,
månbelyst och sval och klangrik
slottets fasta murar skölja;

tunga kval hans själ förvirrat,
att sin gode far han mistat,
och att blod i strömmar flutit
för hans bröders skull, som tvistat.

Hertig Magnus från sitt fönster
ser i vattnets ljusa dager
liten sjönymf ljufligt vagga,
sjungande och fri och fager

»Hertig Magnus,» så hon sjunger,
»kom till mig från slottet höga,
att ditt ädla sjuka hjärta
i den svala böljan löga,

låt mig kyssa få din tinning,
sköna prins, låt dig beveka,
kasta dig i mina armar,
på gullharpan skall jag leka!»

Hertig Magnus från sitt fönster,
tjusad utaf nymfens fägring,
sprang i vattnet, lät sig föras
af sin undersköna hägring,

bars omkring tills morgon grydde,
af den väna vattenanden,
och blef funnen bland violer,
oskadd, slumrande på stranden.

Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER

List of language codes

Confirmed with Ernst Josephson, Svarta Rosor och Gula, C. & E. Gernandts Förlags Aktiebolag, Stockholm, 1901, page 163.

Submitted by Pierre Mathé [Guest Editor]


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: "Herzog Magnus"
  • ENG English [singable] (Herbert Harper) , title 1: "Baron Magnus"
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , title 1: "Mauno-herttua", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Le duc Magnus ", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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