Värttinä

Pojaton

(Music & Words: Sari Kaasinen)

Ei oltu miule mietitty
ei aiottu ollenkaan

Ei oltu miule mietitty
ei aiottu ollenkaan

Pereheeseen pientä lasta
kehtoon lasta keinumaan

Toiset lasta liekuttaa
lapsen uneen uuvuttaa
Mie polonen pojaton
mie onneton osaton

Lintuista ei luoja luonut
kuvajaistani koonnut

Ainokaista ei antanut
lasta pientä luvannut

Toiset lasta liekuttaa
lapsen uneen uuvuttaa
Mie polonen pojaton
mie onneton osaton


No child was I destined to bear,
‘Twas not my fate at all.

No child was I destined to bear,
‘Twas not my fate at all.

Putting me in the family way,
Giving me a baby to cradle.

Other girls have a babe to rock,
To gently rock to sleep,
Oh woe is me, a sonless maid,
Oh woe is me, poor misfortune.

Not for me did the Lord create
a little one in my image.

No little dear one all my own has
the Lord in his goodness promised.

Other girls have a babe to rock.
To gently rock to sleep,
Oh woe is me, a sonless maid,
Oh woe is me, poor misfortune.