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Han tvær over bænkene hang

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Han tvær over bænkene hang;
hun lystig i dansen sig svang.
Hun legte, hun lo
med en og med to; --
hans hjærte var nærved at briste,
men det var der ingen, som vidste.

Hun gik bag ved laden den kvæld,
han kom for at sige farvel.
Hun kasted sig ned,
hun græd og hun græd,
sit livs-håb, det skulde hun miste.
Men det var der ingen, som vidste.

Ham tiden faldt frygtelig lang.
Så kom han tilbage en gang.
-- Hun havde det godt;
hun fred havde fåt;
hun tænkte på ham i det sidste.
Men det var der ingen, som vidste.

Translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER GER

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About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Digte og sange af Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, København, Forlagt af den Gyldendalske Boghandel (F. Hegel), 1870, page 54.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FIN FRE GER GER by Maude Valérie White.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Wilhelm Henzen (1850 - 1910) FIN FRE ENG by Frederick Delius.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FIN FRE ENG by Eugen Hildach.

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

  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Arnold Kandolin) , "Kätketty lempi", first published 1922
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-08-02.
Last modified: 2017-09-27 16:03:00
Line count: 18
Word count: 101

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Il se tient chagrin sur la banquette

Language: French (Français) after the Norwegian (Bokmål)

Il se tient chagrin sur la banquette
Elle se jetait joyeusement dans la danse
Elle jouait, elle riait,
avec l'un avec l'autre ;
son cœur était prêt à se briser.
Mais personne ne le savait.

Sur le soir, elle passa par derrière la grange,
il vint lui dire bonsoir.
Elle se jeta sur le sol,
et pleura, et elle pleura,
elle ne voulait pas perdre l'espoir de sa vie .
Mais personne ne le savait

Le temps lui parut terriblement long.
Aussi revint-il un jour.
Elle allait bien ;
elle avait trouvé la paix ;
elle pensait à lui ces derniers temps.
Mais personne ne le savait.

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About the headline (FAQ)

Translation of title "Dulgt kærlighed" = "Amour caché"


  • Translation from Norwegian (Bokmål) to French (Français) copyright © 2013 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in Norwegian (Bokmål) by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832 - 1910), "Dulgt kærlighed" FIN GER ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Edvard Grieg, Emil Hartmann, Per Lasson, Caroline Margrethe Georgine Recke, Emil Sjögren, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-09-02.
Last modified: 2017-09-27 16:04:23
Line count: 18
Word count: 107