by Gustaf Fröding (1860 - 1911)

Säf, säf, susa
Language: Swedish (Svenska) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE GER
  [Säf, säf, susa,]1
  Våg, våg, slå, 
  I sägen mig hvar Ingalill 
  den unga månde gå?

Hon skrek som en vingskjuten and, när hon sjönk i sjön,
Det var när sista vår stod grön.

De voro henne gramse vid Östanålid,
Det tog hon sig så illa vid.

De voro henne gramse för gods och gull
Och för hennes unga kärleks skull.

De stucko en ögonsten med tagg,
De kastade smuts i en liljas dagg.

  Så sjungen, sjungen sorgsång,
  I sorgsna vågor små,
  Säf, säf, susa,
  Våg, våg, slå!

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1 Modern spelling: "Säv, säv, susa"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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  • ENG English (David McCleery) , "Reed, reed, rustle", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Suhise, kaisla", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Roseaux, roseaux, soupirez", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Schilf, Schilf, rausche", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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