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[*] posted on 3-25-2014 at 11:10 AM
A. 055. Faithful Unto Death

(From: Rallwitz)
Translated by Ed Bernthal

‘Last night I dreamed
That my loved one had died.’

‘Saddle my horse, brother
Saddle both of them for me.’

‘Let us just ride to Schulzen
Ride past Sulau to Schulzen.’

‘Let us just see and look there
If it is true or not.’

Schulzen, she goes around the yard
Black is her earth colored dress.

‘Dear God, help my dear Schulzin
Tell me, where you have your daughter.’

“Today it is just a year and a day
That we took her to the grave.”

“With both of the black horses
With both of the white horses.”

The youth turned his horse around
And rushed back to Kloritz.

Three times he rode around the cemetery
Then stopped at her grave.

‘Just come up my dear girl
Just give me your pledge again.’

“I can not get up, my beloved
I can not give you my pledge.”

“I have a heavy stone on my heart
Oh, and so much earth on my eyes.”

“Just ride to your mother,
May she give you my pledge.”

“In the chest are the shoe ribbons,
In the chest is the silk cloth’.

“The silver ring you will not get,
That I have on my own finger.”

“Just wait another still another year,
And you will also by lying by me.”

The youth turned his horse
And rushed in a hurry to his mother.

“Oh, you my dear old mother
Give me my pledge again.’

‘The shoe ribbons are in the chest
The silk cloth is in the chest.”

“The silver ring you will not get
She has it on her own finger.”

His mother gave him the pledge
The youth cried bitterly over this.

‘Young man, why are you crying so bitterly
There are still enough pretty girls for you.’

‘Many that are prettier and richer
Many that are also more lovely.’

“Since I am free from you daughter
I would not be freed from any other.”

The youth turned his horse around
Hurried away and went to the carpenter.

Hurried away and went to the carpenter
And had a casket made for himself.

“Where you are, there I want to be also
My most beloved dearest one!”

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