by Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
Translation © by Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz

Nu løftes Laft og Lofte
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ITA
Nu løftes Laft og Lofte
Til Stjernehvælven blaa,
Nu flyver lille Haakon
Med Drømmevinger paa.

Der er en Stige stillet
Fra Jord til Himmel op,
Nu stiger lille Haakon
Med Englene tiltop.

Guds Engle smaa, de vaager
For Vuggebarnets Fred,
Gud sign' Dig, lille Haakon,
Din Moder vaager med!

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  • ENG English [singable] (Frederick Corder) , "Margaret's Cradle Song"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz) , "La ninna-nanna di Margrete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 49

La ninna‑nanna di Margrete
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Svanisce la parete, scompare il soffitto, 
su su verso il Cielo, 
su su dritto, dritto vola 
il principe Haakon sulle ali del sogno.

Dalla Terra fino al Cielo 
si alza la scala che il principe Haakon 
sale fino in cima, con gli angioli 
custodi dei bimbi piccini.

Che Dio ti benedica 
principe Haakon
La tua mamma e custode 
sempre veglia su di te!


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This text was added to the website: 2006-06-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 63