by Gustaf Fröding (1860 - 1911)
Translation by Charles Wharton Stork (1881 - 1971)

Ingalill
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Inga lilla, Ingalill, sjung visan för mig, 
min själ är så ensam på levnadens stig, 
mitt sinne är så ensamt i sorgen. 
Inga lilla, Ingalill, sjung visan för mig, 
den klingar mig så lyckosam, så god och tröstelig, 
så milder i den ödsliga borgen. 

Inga lilla, Ingalill, sjung visan för mig, 
mitt halva kungarike det vill jag giva dig 
och allt mitt guld och silver i borgen. 
Min kärlek är mitt silver och guld i min borg, 
mitt halva kungarike är hälften av min sorg, 
säg, Inga lilla, räds du för sorgen?

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  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Carlos López Buchardo.

Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Charles Wharton Stork) , "Ingalill", from Gustaf Fröding -- Selected Poems , first published 1916


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Ingalill
Language: English  after the Swedish (Svenska) 
Ingalill, Ingalill, sing me a song, 
My spirit is lonely and life's way is long, 
And my spirit with sorrow must wrestle. 
Ingalill, Ingalill, sing me a song, 
It soundeth so sweet and consoling and strong, 
So kind in my desolate castle. 

Ingalill, Ingalill, sing me a song, 
And half of my kingdom to you shall belong, 
With the silver and gold in my castle. 
My gold's my delight but my kingdom's my care; 
Who takes half my kingdom, my sorrow must share, 
But need you fear with sorrow to wrestle? 

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Text added to the website: 2008-11-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:00
Line count: 12
Word count: 91