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Es karāi aiziedams (English translation)

  • Artist: Latvian Folk
  • Song: Es karāi aiziedams
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Es karāi aiziedams

Es karāi aiziedams,
Atstāj māsu šūpulī.
 
No kariņa pārnākdams,
Atrod lielu rakstītāj'!
 
Pavaicāju māmiņai,
Kas tā liela rakstītāj'?
 
Tā, dēliņi, tav' māsiņ',
Ko atstāji šūpulī.
 
Rakstītāja, man' māsiņ',
Norakst' kara karodziņ'.
 
Raksti zilu vai sarkan',
Mūžam manis neredzēt.
 
Submitted by alessandrasuubergalessandrasuuberg on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 02:36
Last edited by SpiritOfLightSpiritOfLight on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 18:34
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I, going to war

I, going to war,
Left my sister in the cradle.
 
Returning from the war,
I found a great weaver*!
 
I asked my mother,
Who is that great weaver?
 
That, son, is your sister,
Whom you left in the cradle.
 
Weaver, my sister,
Weave me a war flag.
 
Weave it blue or red,
Never in your life to see me.
 
Thanks!
Submitted by alessandrasuubergalessandrasuuberg on Fri, 23/09/2022 - 02:40
Author's comments:

*Literally, "rakstītāja" would commonly mean "writer," but in context, here, I assume that it means "weaver."

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