Palaukėj pamiškėj
(By the forest's edge)

Lithuanian

Palaukėj pamiškėj, kareivėlis gulėj,
Ir gali jo kojelių, šyvas žirgelis stovėj.

Ir atklėk gegula ir nutupė šalalėn,
Ir tu gegula mano, raibos plunksnelės tavo.

Tu gegula mano, raibos plunksnelės tavo,
Ir tu nulėk gegula, in man tėvų motiną.

Tu nulėk gegula, in man tėvų motiną,
Ir nesakyk gegula, kad užmušė čia mane.

Nesakyk gegula, kad užmušė čia mane,
Ir pasakyk gegula, apvesdino čia mane.

Pasakyk gegula, apvesdino čia mane,
Ir apvesdino mane, laiba ietužė rankoj.
A young soldier was lying by the forest's edge,
And a grey horse was standing by his feet.

A cuckoo came and sat by his side,
My dear cuckoo, thou hast so pied feathers.

Thou hast so pied feathers,
Fly thou, my dear cuckoo, to my parents.

Fly thou, my dear cuckoo, to my parents,
Don’t tell them, dear cuckoo, I was killed here.

Don’t tell them, dear cuckoo, I was killed here,
Tell them, dear cuckoo, I was married here.

Tell them, dear cuckoo, I was married here.
I was married here by a thin spear in hand.