The Secret Marriage

Omsetting av Sting sin tekst til ein melodi av Hans Eislers

Are Frode Soholt 2008

 

THE SECRET MARRIAGE

  DET LYNDE BRYLLAUPET
       
 

No earthly church has ever blessed our union
No state has ever granted us permission
No family bond has ever made us two
No company has ever earned commission

No debt was paid no dowry to be gained
No treaty over border land or power
No semblance of the world outside remained
To stain the beauty of this nuptial hour

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

No flowers on the alter
No white veil in your hair
No maiden dress to alter
No bible oath to swear

The secret marriage vow is never spoken
The secret marriage never can be broken

 

Nei, ingen stat har gjeve oss eit lyve
Og ikkje er vi vigde framfor presten
Familieband har aldri skapt oss to
Og ingen har ftt vederlag for festen

Inga gjeld vart lyst ut, inga medgift
Ingen kamp om land og makt er slagen
Ingen narr str ute i si verd
og kastar skuggar over denne dagen.

Det lynde bandets eid fr ingen vite
Det lynde truskaps band kan aldri slite.

Ingen altarblomar
Ingen kvite sjal
Ingen brudepike
Ingen katedral

Det lynde bandets eid fr ingen vite
Det lynde truskaps band kan aldri slite.