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Liden Kirsten

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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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 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.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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