Folque - Skjøn Jomfru (English translation)

English translation

Fair maiden

A fair maiden was walking on the high mountain
looking down at the deep valley.
there, she saw a ship comes sailing, (x2)
three counts were onboard.
 
The youngest count
that was on the ship,
he wanted to marry, to marry
me (the maiden) as young as I was.
 
So he took off his finger
a golden red ring.
then he said, beautiful girl, beautiful girl,
I would like to give this to you.
 
When the young man was away
there came another (again).
that stole her heart (pleased her)
and they were very good together.
 
When the young man found out
great grief came upon his heart.
he changed his clothes
and went to where the wedding took place.
 
The young man walked in the bridal house
and asked to dance with the bride
and they were dancing there so snederlig (?)
and she turned pale as a corpse.
 
Tell me why you turn so pale
and why you turn so blue?
because the others have tricked me, (x2)
and said that you were dead.
 
Well, if the others did trick you
and said that I was dead,
tomorrow before the sun will rise (the dawn)
you'll shall see me dead.
 
The young man entered her room,
closed the door and locked it behind him.
then he took his hourglass, (x2)
and put it infront of him.
 
The hourglass was turned
and the hour was over (time was done)
so he took out his shiny sword, (x2)
and stabbed himself to death.
 
look here young girls (?)
look here at my best friend.
you lied to me (you were two tongued)
and had tvende (?) love.
 
Submitted by TrampGuy on Fri, 30/09/2011 - 01:42
Last edited by TrampGuy on Sun, 15/10/2017 - 19:17
Author's comments:

this song is said to be taken from Tresfjord i romsdal.

here's another version : http://www.visearkivet.no/pdf_filer/gamle_viser/skjonn_jomfru.pdf

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Skjøn Jomfru

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Torsten Martinsen    Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:00

The line "Ja haver de andre narret deg" properly means: "Well, if the others did trick you" (literal translation: "Yes, have the others tricked you")

TrampGuy    Sun, 15/10/2017 - 19:18

Accepted, sounds better, thanks for the review Regular smile