Halling etter Ola på bjerget
(trad. Norway)
La rosa enflorece
(Sephardic song found at Rhodes)
"Roses are blooming and nightingales are singing. But they give me no pleasure because my soul is darkened by unhappy love. Come my dove, and save me since I only want to die. "
Puncha, puncha, la rosa huele
(Sephardic song found at Balkan)
"The rose scents the air, but its thorns are sharp. We are not meant for each other so go away. Do you remember when we were in love? That time has passed. What is left is pain. If you wish to meet me again, look into the deep sea: There you will find me."
(Italy 14th century)