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Monique Origin: Ho Young Rider (Yugoslavian round) (44) RE: Origin: Ho Young Rider (Yugoslavian round) 28 Jul 21


Well, after asking for help here are some corrections:

1 A horse is running on the riverbank, a raven-black one.
Where do you come from / are you from, nice swain?
[:Where I'm from, there I'm from,
I'm of Slovak descent/I'm of the Slovak kin, my dear:] (lit. my soul)

2. From that fir-tree two doves to that meadow.
I'm Slovak, you're Slovak, give me your hand.
[:I give you my hand,
I remain faithful to you, my dear.:]

3. Under the linden tree, above the linden tree, a spark.
Where do you come from / are you from, my little sweetheart?
[:Where I'm from, there I'm from,
I am of Slovak descent /I'm of the Slovak kin, my dear.]

4. Tell me, my dear, whose you will be,
Tell me, my dear, whose will you be?
[:I have already said,
that I will be yours, my dear.]

IMO it makes more sense if verses 2 and 3 are swapped.


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