Värttinä

Hopeat / Silver

(Music: Lappalainen – Words: M. Kaasinen)

Vaikka valoja vannottelit hopehin
hopehin houkuttelit, hopehin houkuttelit
syäntäin, syäntäni silloin suostuttelit
tähet taivahan lupasit

Kannat kaulalleni kaikkein kauneinta
valitset varrelleni, varrelleni vitivalkeinta
lupaelet, lupaelet lempeä lauseilla
vannottelet rakkautta rahalla

Huoli mie en hopeitasi
kumarra en kalliita kultiasi
huolta tuovat hopeasi
valhetta valat valkeat

Hopehilla et lempeäni leimauta
kullalla et kurja, et kurja saa kunniata
heitän helmet maahan, nuo kaulalta karistan
kullat merehen hukutan

Huoli mie en hopeitasi
kumarra en kalliita kultiasi
huolta tuovat hopeasi
valhetta valat valkeat

Though you swore your vows with silver, though you
tempted me with silver, sought to bend my heart to your
desires, promised all the stars in heaven –

Though you hang sparkling jewels round my neck, choose
the brightest of jewels for my body… and all the time
with words of love, swearing that you love me, oh yes,
swearing it – with money –

Your silver means nothing to me. I will never bow
down to your glittering gold. Your silver brings me nothing
but sorrow, your bright vows only lies.

You cannot fan the flames of my love with silver, you
wretch, and you cannot win gain honor with gold. I cast your
pearls on the ground, rip them from my neck, drown your gold
in the sea!

Your silver means nothing to me…