Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Niels Ferlin: 'Får jag lämna några blommor?'







May I leave some flowers when parting

May I leave some flowers when parting – a few roses for your care,
and you must ward off all sadness, my dear one.
For a royal estate is where they have bloomed once, and I swear
it would take a sword were one to get near one.
The first one, it is white
and the second, it is red,
but the third I would bestow my heart's nearest.
It will not bloom until
he who gives it is no more –
it is strange indeed that rose is, my dearest.

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The first one, it is white
and the second, it is red,
but the third I would bestow my heart's nearest.
It will not bloom until
he who gives it is no more –
but will bloom then quite a long time, my dearest.




Listen to Sven-Bertil Taube sing it on Spotify!

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