ENGLISH

The maid of Brakel

DANSK

Pigen fra Brakel


A girl from Brakel once went to St. Anne's Chapel at the foot of the Hinnenberg, and as she wanted to have a husband, and thought there was no one else in the chapel, she sang,

"Oh, holy Saint Anne!
Help me soon to a man.
Thou know'st him right well,
By Suttmer gate does he dwell,
His hair it is golden,
Thou know'st him right well."
The clerk, however, was standing behind the altar and heard that, so he cried in a very gruff voice, "Thou shalt not have him! Thou shalt not have him!" The maiden thought that the child Mary who stood by her mother Anne had called out that to her, and was angry, and cried, "Fiddle de dee, conceited thing, hold your tongue, and let your mother speak!"
En pige fra Brakel gik en gang til St. Annas kapel i Hindenborg. Hun ville meget gerne giftes, og da hun tænkte, at St. Anna kunne hjælpe hende sang hun:

"Hellige Anna, kunne du blot skaffe mig, stakkels
pige, en mand, kunne du blot, og jeg ved jo godt,
at når du rigtig vil det, du kan. Du ved jo, for
hvem mit hjerte slår, han bor kun et lille stykke
herfra, han har klare øjne og krøllet hår, hellige
Anna, ham vil jeg ha'."

Degnen stod bag alteret og hørte det og råbte med en ganske tynd stemme: "Du får ham ikke, du får ham ikke." Pigen troede, at det var det lille Jesubarn, der stod ved siden af gamle mor Anna, som havde svaret og råbte vredt: "Hold mund, din dumme unge, og lad din mor tale."




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