by (Palmo) Carl Ploug (1813 - 1894)
Translation © by Poul Einer Hansen

Husker du i høst, da vi hjemad fra...
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Husker du i høst, da vi hjemad fra marken gik,
vendte du imod mig et spørgende blik. 
Da faldt det mig på sind,
at jeg var hidtil blind. 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 

Husker du i vinter, vi sad omkring arnens ild,
jeg fortalte eventyr, du hørte til. 
Tit op på mig du så,
så jeg gik rent i stå. 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 

Husker du i julen, ved gigers og fløjters klang,
mens vi over gulvet os lystelig svang,
så jeg på dig så vist,
at du blev rød til sidst. 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 
Sig mig lille Karen, hvad mente du da? 

Se, nu er det forår, og spirerne foldes ud,
fuglen bygger rede, og skoven står brud. 
Alt, hvad af liv der ved,
drømmer om kærlighed. 
Sig mig, lille Karen, hvad mener du nu? 
Sig mig, lille Karen, hvad mener du nu?

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Do you remember during the harvest?
Language: English  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Do you remember during the harvest? When we walked home from the field,
you turned a gazing look towards me
and it came to my mind 
that I had been blind hitherto.
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?

Do you remember during the winter? We were seated around the fireplace,
I told fairy tales and you were listening.
Often you looked up at me
and made me stop flatly.
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?

Do you remember at Christmas when,
to the sound of fiddles and flutes we swept merrily over the floor, 
and I looked at you so firmly
that finally you blushed. 
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?
Tell me, little Karen, what did you mean?

Look, now it is springtime, the sprouts are unfolding, 
the birds nest and the forest stands bride.
All that know of life 
dream about love.
Tell me, little Karen, what do you think now?
Tell me, little Karen, what do you think now?

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This text was added to the website: 2009-04-24
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Word count: 184