Allt under himmelens fäste (Eva Toller)

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  • (Posted 2001-01-11)  CPDL #01796:  Network.png
Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2001-01-11).   Score information: 19.6 x 28.4 cm, 5 pages, 92 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. All files are available on (MIDI files available for each part.)

General Information

Title: Allt under himmelens fäste
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SSAA
Genre: SecularFolksong

Language: Swedish
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

External websites:

  • Swedish.png Swedish text and English.png English translation also available at Eva Toller's Website (translation by Eva Toller)

Original text and translations

Swedish.png Swedish text

1  Allt under himmelens fäste
där sitter stjärnor små
Den vännen som jag älskar
den kan jag aldrig få

2  Han föll uti mitt tycke
det rår jag inte för
Han lovte bli mig trogen
intill min blekaste död

3  Och sen så for han ifrån mig
och sen fick jag en an
Jag fick den jag ej ville
och sorgen heter han

English.png English translation

1  All beneath the firmament
there sit little stars.
The fair one that I love
I cannot ever have.

2  I took a fancy to him,
that I could not help.
He promised to be faithful
unto my pallid death.

3  And then he went away from me
and then I got another.
I got the one I did not want
and sorrow is his name.

Translation by Martin Schubert
German.png German translation

1  Wohl unter Himmels Feste,
da sitzen kleine Stern'.
Der, den ich wohl lieb habe,
den ich nicht haben kann.

2  Ich hab' ihn liebgewonnen,
und kann doch nichts dafür.
Er versprach mir treu zu bleiben
bis zu meinem bleichen Tod.

3  Und dann ging er von dannen,
und dann ein and'rer kam.
Es kam der, den ich nicht wollte,
und Sorge ist sein Nam'.

Translation by Martin Schubert