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Posted By: Richie
17-Oct-18 - 01:45 AM
Thread Name: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Subject: RE: Origins: James Madison Carpenter- Child Ballads 5
Hi,

This Finnish version (no date given) Taylor GSF J p.109-110, probably from the early 1900s, is taken from "Svenska literatursillskapet i Finland (Helsingfors)," MS: R3 B VIII i55. A quick translation has been provided below-- corrections welcome.

"Sven i Rosengard."

1 Var har du varit sa lange-
Du Sven i Rosengard-
Jag har varit i stallet- kara moder var-
I vanten mig sent eller aldrig.

2 Yad haver du gjort i stallet?
Jag haver stuckit min broder ihal (ihjal)'

3 Vart skall du taga vagen?
Jag maste val rymma landet.

4 Vart skall du gora av hustrun din?
Hon far val spinna for fodan sin.

5. Vart skall du gora av barnen ?
De maste val ga for andra mans dorr.
(De miste val tigga fodan sin.)

6. Vart skall du av ikren din?
Han far val falla lind pa lind.

7. Nar skall du komma tillbaka?
Nar svanen borjar svartna.

8. Nar borjar svanen svartna?
Ndr korpen borjar vitna.

9. Nar borjar korpen vitnal
Nar stenen barjar flyta.

10. Nar barjar stenen flytal
-du sven i rosengird.-
Nar solen gar upp i vaster
-kdra moder var.-
-I vinten mig sent eller aldrig.-

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1 Where have you been staying,
Sven in Rosengard?
I have been in the stable, women mother
Where you will see me late or never.

2 What have you done in the stable?
I have beat my brother to death.

3 Where are you going to be safe?
I must choose to leave the country.

4 Where are you going to do your wife?
She's choosing to spin with her foot.

5 Where are you going to leave the children?
The best choice is to leave them at other men's door.
(They must beg for food.)

6. When will you leave your yard?
His father's choice falls born without birth.

7. When will you come back?
When the swan is born black.

8. When does the swan become black?
When the raven turns white.

9. When does the raven become white?
When the stone does float.

10. When does the stone float?
-My Sven i Rosengard.-
When the sun rises in the north, women mother
You expect me late but I'll return never.