Kromandens Datter

Danish to English Translation:

The Landlord’s Daughter:

Music and lyrics: Frederiksen

In the narrow streets where the hawker-voice rings high
Good folk buy gladly at dear prices
The market square booms of buffoons’ games and string-play
The passage repeats the street’s din

Fine clothes, leather, silver, spices
Scents are choked in the town’s stuffiness
Fierce dogs and fat pigs that eat filth
Harass like the priest’s sermons

Amongst the sheds in the lee of the town wall
Stands a nasty inn

Here we drink, here we lie
With the fairest the town has
And the prettiest and the best
And the one I’ll take next
Is the landlord’s daughter

Here we drink…