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Jeg lagde mig så sildig (I lay down so late)

Jeg lagde mig så sildig (I lay down so late)

Jeg lagde meg så sildig alt sent om en kveld,
jeg visste ingen kvide til at have;
så kom der da bud ifra kjæresten min,
jeg måtte til henne vel fare.
Ingen har jeg elsket over henne.
Så ganger jeg meg ut i høyen loft,
som jeg pleiet van til at gjøre;
der stander de jomfruer alt uti flokk
og kleder min kjærest til døde.
Ingen har jeg elsket over henne.
Så gikk jeg meg ut på grønne eng,
der hørte jeg de klokker at ringe;
ei annet jeg visste, ei annet jeg fornam,
enn hjertet i stykker vilde springe.
Ingen har jeg elsket over henne!

I lay down so late

Late one evening I lay myself down,
Not a worry in the world was on me.
I received word from my true love
And to her I did go.
No one have I ever loved like her.
I climbed to the loft, so high,
like so many times before.
There I saw a flock of maidens
draping my love in funeral robes.
No one have I ever loved like her.
I went into the green meadow
where I heard the bells chiming.
All I knew, and all that I could feel
Was my heart, breaking in my chest.
No one have I ever loved like her.

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