Jag gick mig ut en afton (Traditional)

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  • (Posted 2004-10-24)  CPDL #08330:  Network.png
Editor: Eva Toller (submitted 2004-10-24).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 187 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arranged by Eva Toller. All files are available on http://www.evatoller.se/main_mixed_titles_E-K.html (MIDI files available for each part.

General Information

Title: Jag gick mig ut en afton
Composer: Anonymous (Traditional)

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

Language: Swedish
Instruments: A cappella

First published:
Description: Traditional folksong

External websites:

  • Swedish.png Swedish text and English.png English translation available at Eva Toller's Website (translation by Eva Toller, 2004).

Original text and translations

Swedish.png Swedish text

Jag gick mig ut en afton
uti en lund så grön.
Där mötte jag en gosse/flicka,
så fager och så fin.

Han/hon lovade mig sitt hjärta,
Han/hon lovade mig sin hand.
Vi knöto förtroeliga band.

De banden som vi knöto, dem ingen lossa kan.

Blott döden kan lossa dessa band.