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MÂNDRULUŢ, SIR DE SANSIU YOU HANDSOME BEAU ...
Sanda Golopenţia tr. Peg Hausman

Mândruluţ, sir de sansiu
Vrut-aş si să nu te ştiu.
lo de cân te ştiu pă tine
N-o ramas came pă mine
De o-ai pune-o pe fonturi
N-ar trage ca doi fluturi
De o-ai pune-o pă cântari
N-ar trage câ doi bunzari.
lo de cân te-am cunoscut
Altu drăguţ n-am avut
Fă la tine-am tras mai mult
Ş-amu văd că ce-am făcut.

You handsome beau, carnation flower
Wish we'd never known each other
Since I've known you I can see
Not an ounce of flesh on me
Put it on a scale, it lies
Lighter than two butterflies
Put it on a scale, it weighs
Lighter than two bumblebees.
Since I met you, don't you know,
Haven't had another beau
It's to you that I was drawn,
Now I see what I have done.

Copyright © Sanda Golopenţia 2009; trans. © Peg Hausman 2009 - publ. Editura Ethnologica


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