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En sommardag

by Adolf Fredrik Lindblad

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En sommardag
Swedish source: Adolf Fredrik Lindblad

O, ljufva sommarflägt,
som mina kinder smeker!
O! huru svalt och täckt
din kyss min tinning rört!
Ditt glada sus jag hör,
då du med blomstren leker,
och mera skön du gör
den dröm, som nyss du stört.

Hör, hvilken sång
ur sjö och skogar klingar!
Ack, tysta smärtan ned,
som än min ande tvingar!
Kom, milda sommarflägt!
Av dina vingar täckt,
ingen glädje jag begär,
men romig blott beskär!

Hör, hvilken röst
i dina suckar talar!
O! hur mitt qvalda bröst
du tjusar och hugsvalar!
Far, milda sommarvind!
Helsa till björk och lind!
Deras frid jag njuta fick,
Men blott ett ögonblick.

A Summer's Day
English translation © BIS Records & William Jewson

O lovely summer breeze,
That caresses my cheeks
How coolly and chastely
Your kiss has touched my temples.
I hear your cheerful sigh,
As you play among the flowers,
And you make much lovelier
The dream you interrupted.

Listen to the song
That resounds from lake and forest.
O, dampen that pain
That grips my soul.
Come, lovely summer breeze.
Embraced by your wings,
I seek no other joy,
Just bring me your peace.

Hear, a voice
Speaks through your sighs.
O, how you enchant and comfort
My labouring breast.
Continue, gentle summer breeze.
Greet each birch and linden tree.
I have enjoyed the peace they bring,
Though for an instant only.

En sommardag
Swedish source: Adolf Fredrik Lindblad

A Summer's Day
English source: BIS Records & William Jewson

O, ljufva sommarflägt,
O lovely summer breeze,
som mina kinder smeker!
That caresses my cheeks
O! huru svalt och täckt
How coolly and chastely
din kyss min tinning rört!
Your kiss has touched my temples.
Ditt glada sus jag hör,
I hear your cheerful sigh,
då du med blomstren leker,
As you play among the flowers,
och mera skön du gör
And you make much lovelier
den dröm, som nyss du stört.
The dream you interrupted.

Hör, hvilken sång
Listen to the song
ur sjö och skogar klingar!
That resounds from lake and forest.
Ack, tysta smärtan ned,
O, dampen that pain
som än min ande tvingar!
That grips my soul.
Kom, milda sommarflägt!
Come, lovely summer breeze.
Av dina vingar täckt,
Embraced by your wings,
ingen glädje jag begär,
I seek no other joy,
men romig blott beskär!
Just bring me your peace.

Hör, hvilken röst
Hear, a voice
i dina suckar talar!
Speaks through your sighs.
O! hur mitt qvalda bröst
O, how you enchant and comfort
du tjusar och hugsvalar!
My labouring breast.
Far, milda sommarvind!
Continue, gentle summer breeze.
Helsa till björk och lind!
Greet each birch and linden tree.
Deras frid jag njuta fick,
I have enjoyed the peace they bring,
Men blott ett ögonblick.
Though for an instant only.

Composer

Adolf Fredrik Lindblad

Adolf Fredrik Lindblad was a Swedish composer from the Romantic era. He is mostly known for his compositions of Swedish song or lieder, of which he produced over 200.

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