by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation © by Erkki Pullinen

Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
Language: English 
Available translation(s): DUT FIN ITA
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
Men were deceivers ever;
[ One foot in sea and one on shore;
To one thing constant never. ]1
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny;
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

Sing no more ditties, sing no more,
Of dumps so dull and heavy;
[ The fraud of men was ever so
Since summer first was leavy. ]1
Then sigh not so,
But let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny;
Converting all your sounds of woe
Into Hey nonny, nonny.

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Älkää siinä huokailko, arvoisat naiset!
Language: Finnish (Suomi)  after the English 
Älkää siinä huokailko, arvoisat naiset!
Miehethän ovat aina pettäneet,
toinen jalka merellä, ja toinen rannalla;
eivät ne koskaan ole uskollisia millekään.
Älkää huokailko, antakaa niiden mennä
ja olkaa hilpeitä ja iloisia,
älkää enää voivotelko, vaan
laulakaa "Hey nonny, nonny."

Älkää enää laulako
tylsistä ja vaikeista ikävistä asioista!
Semmoista se miesten petollisuus on aina ollut,
eihän kesäkään kestä ikuisesti.
Älkää huokailko... 

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