by Vilhelm Krag (1871 - 1933)

Mens jeg venter
Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Vildgjæs, vildgjæs i hvide flokker, 
Solskinsvejr, 
Ællingen spanker i gule sokker, 
fine klær. 
Ro, ro til fiskeskjær, 
lunt det er omkring holmen her, 
Sjøen ligger så stille. 
Bro, bro brille. 

Løs dit guldhår og snør din kyse, 
du min Skat. 
Så skal vi danse den lune, lyse 
Juninat. 
Vent, vent, til Sanktehans 
står vort bryllup med lystig dans. 
Alle giger skal spille. 
Bro, bro brille. 

Vug mig, vug mig du blanke vove 
langt og let. 
Snart går min terne til dans i skove 
søndagsklædt. 
Vug, vug i drøm mig ind, 
hver tar sin, så tar jeg min... 
[Bro, bro brille, 
hør, hvor gigerne spille!]1 

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1 Grieg switches the two lines.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Edvard Grieg.

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Pendant que j'attends", copyright © 2012, (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: 24
Word count: 104