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Dränkt i tjära qvarnhjulet går Dufvorna leka i skummet. Gamla hjulet som stilla står Har fått lemna rummet. Öfvervuxet med vildros, nött, Urblekt af vind och af väder, Tänket det: "Nu är jag trött Gladde edra fäder."
- by Ernst Josephson (1851 - 1906) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Jean Sibelius (1865 - 1957), "Kvarnhjulet", op. 57 (8 sånger (Eight Songs)) no. 3 (1909) [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The mill-wheel", copyright © 2019
- FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Myllynratas", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Line count: 8
Word count: 37
Covered with tar, the mill wheel turns. Pigeons are playing in its spray. The old wheel, which stands motionless, Has had to give way. Overgrown with wild roses, worn, Faded by wind and weather, It thinks, "I'm tired now, [But] in the past, I brought joy to your fathers."
- Translation from Swedish (Svenska) to English copyright © 2019 by Emily Ezust
Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/
This text was added to the website: 2019-07-22
Line count: 8
Word count: 49