Bols Vise

by Ludvig Irgens-Jensen

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Bol's song
English translation © Anon.

Listens the lad in the narrow glen,
catches a never-ending sound.
Whirls and ripples, they murmur of love,
far runs the river and unbound afar o'er the earth.

Listens the lass to another song,
as 'lone in the shadow she broods
Other arms have held her lad in an outbarn deep in the woods
a far o'er the earth.

Days flee away and days must come,
who can tell what they'll bring?
Soars a bird aloft o'er the glen,
sailing on darksome wing
a far o'er the earth?


Ludvig Irgens-Jensen

Paul Ludvig Irgens-Jensen was a Norwegian twentieth-century composer.


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