Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)
Liden Kirsten hun sad så silde,
mens gjøgen gol udi grønne skov.
Liden Kirsten nynned en vise,
imens hun sit brudelin vov.
Liden Kirsten hun sad ved sit vindve
og så på sin ring af guld,
skotted nedad sit sorte skjørt
og smilte så tankefuld.
Liden Kirsten lagde sit hoved tilro
på armens snehvide lin.
Og hæggen dufted,
mens Kirsten drømte om kjæresten sin.
Liden Kirsten løste sit gule haar
og gik til ro i sin kove.
Liden Kristen folded de hænder små,
mens gjøgen gol udi skove.
Translation(s): FIN FRE
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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Agathe Ursula Backer-Grøndahl (1847 - 1907), "Liden Kirsten", op. 29 (Ti sange) no. 2, published 1892. [voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907), "Liden Kirsten", op. 60 (Digte af Vilhelm Krag) no. 1 (1893-4), published 1894. [ sung text checked 1 time]
- by Alf Hurum (1882 - 1972), "Liden Kirsten", op. 12 (Sanger) no. 1. [voice and piano] [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]
- by Christian Sinding (1856 - 1941), "Liden Kirsten", op. 18 ((Seks) Sange = (Sechs) Lieder) no. 4. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Pikku Kirsten", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Petite Kirsten", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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