by Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804 - 1877)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Flyg ej undan
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Vill du veta skälmska flicka
Hur om hösten Vakor fångas?
Jag skall vara fågelfängarn,
Du skall låtsa vara Vaka.
Märk hur fågelfängarn talar:
"Flyg ej undan, sköna Vaka,
Sitt på klasen trygg och stilla,
Snaran gör dig ingen skada,
Snaran vill din hals blott smeka."
Ha, din skalk, du lät dig fånga;
[Kyss mig nu]1, så skall du slippa.

J. Söderman sets lines 1-12

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1 Bratt: "Kyss mej då"


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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ; composed by Robert Kajanus.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Ne t'envole pas", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 11
Word count: 59

Ne t'envole pas
Language: French (Français)  after the Swedish (Svenska) 
Veux-tu savoir malicieuse fille,
comment en automne on attrape les grives ?
Je serai l'oiseleur,
tu feras semblant d'être la grive.
Écoute comment parle l'oiseleur :
« Ne t'envole pas, belle grive,
reste tranquille et coite sur la grappe,
le piège ne te blessera pas,
le piège ne fera que caresser ton cou. »
Ah, friponne, tu te laisses prendre ;
alors embrasse-moi et tu pourras t'échapper.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-01-23
Line count: 11
Word count: 67