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

Solveigs sang
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Kanske vil der gå både Vinter og Vår,
og næste Sommer med, og det hele År,
men engang vil du komme, det ved jeg vist,
og jeg skal nok vente, for det lovte jeg sidst.

Gud styrke dig, hvor du i Verden går,
Gud glæde dig, hvis du for hans Fodskammel står.
Her skal jeg vente til du kommer igjen;
og venter du hist oppe, vi træffes der, min Ven!


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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Solveig's song", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chanson de Solveig", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz) , "Il canto di Solveig", 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: 8
Word count: 70

Il canto di Solveig
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Passerà forse l`inverno e la primavera, passeranno l`uno e l`altra,
e la prossima estate e l`anno venturo e quello successivo finché tu verrai, 
ché una volta verrai, me lo dice il cuore, 
e come t`ho promesso io qui ti aspetto, come t`ho promesso.

Ti dia forza Iddio dovunque vai, dovunque vai,
ti dia gioia Iddio dovunque stai, dovunque stai.
Io quassù ti aspetto fino a che ritorni fino a che ritorni,
e ti vengo incontro amico mio amico mio.


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This text was added to the website: 2006-06-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 79