У Пера когда-то корова была

English translation: Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow

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Russian term or phrase:У Пера когда-то корова была
English translation:Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow
Entered by: koundelev

21:45 May 13, 2008
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Folklore / bards
Russian term or phrase: У Пера когда-то корова была
Подскажите пожалуйста, как найти английский перевод или подстрочник этого стихотворения.
Это песня А Суханова "Про Пера" на слова норвежской народной песни (в переводе Ю Вронского).
Спасибо.
ochkarik
Local time: 14:16
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Explanation:
Per Spellmann…………arr. Trond Dahlen
(Norwegian Folktune)

:Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow,:
:He traded his cow for a fiddle right now,:
"My good, old, tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

:Per Fiddler then on with his fidd'ling he kept:
:The boys kept on dancing, the girls they just wept:
"My good, old, tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

:And if I get as old as the moss on the tree:
:No swapping of fiddle and cattle for me:
"My good, old tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

(Translation from the "Sons of Norway Song Book")



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Поиск в Гугле : Norge +song +Per +cow - и на первой же странице появляется Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow...
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Explanation:
Per Spellmann…………arr. Trond Dahlen
(Norwegian Folktune)

:Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow,:
:He traded his cow for a fiddle right now,:
"My good, old, tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

:Per Fiddler then on with his fidd'ling he kept:
:The boys kept on dancing, the girls they just wept:
"My good, old, tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

:And if I get as old as the moss on the tree:
:No swapping of fiddle and cattle for me:
"My good, old tuneful violin, my violin, my violin!"

(Translation from the "Sons of Norway Song Book")



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Note added at 1 hr (2008-05-13 23:16:45 GMT)
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Поиск в Гугле : Norge +song +Per +cow - и на первой же странице появляется Per Fiddler, he had but the one only cow...


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