by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Salvador Pila

Jung Volkers Lied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT
Und die mich trug im Mutterarm,
Und die mich schwang in Kissen,
Die war ein schön, froh, braunes Weib,
Wollte nichts vom Mannsvolk wissen.

Sie scherzte nur und lachte laut
Und ließ die Freier stehen.
»Möcht' lieber sein des Windes Braut,
Als in die Ehe gehen!«

Da kam der Wind, da nahm der Wind
Als Buhle sie gefangen,
Von dem hat sie ein lustig Kind,
Jung Volker, mich, empfangen.

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del jove Volker", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Het lied van de jonge Volker", copyright © 2013, (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: 69

Cançó del jove Volker
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the German (Deutsch) 
I la que em portava en braços maternals
i la que m’omplia de petons,
era una dona bella, alegre i morena
que no volia saber res dels homes.

Ella bromejava i reia sorollosament
i deixava plantats els pretendents.
“M’estimaria més ser la núvia del vent
abans d’anar a casori!”

I vingué el vent, i el vent
la captivà com un amant,
i d’ell va concebre un joiós infant,
jo, el jove Volker.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2020 by Salvador Pila, (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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This text was added to the website: 2020-06-18
Line count: 12
Word count: 72