Twit me, I am thy tyke;
Meekness for thee aught.

Yerk me to weal daut',
Sweven nor Muse
Wad taw me to this ruddy hue -
Wark aptly my drear,
'Hesting dirdum:
Heyday! - a swingeing shrew.

Skelp me - gar me pain,
Pray soft; tender ache.

Yerk me to weal daut',
Sweven nor Muse
Wad taw me to this ruddy hue -
Wark aptly my drear,
'Hesting dirdum:
Heyday! - a swingeing shrew


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    General CommentI was just listening to this and decided to give it a whallop (if you'll excuse the pun :D)

    Words in brackets I was unable to translate but I think you'll be able to get the picture of the meaning behind these beautiful lyrics

    Virago - meaning an ill tempered womam

    Humiliate me, I am your bitch
    One should be humbled before you

    Arouse me to happiness
    Neither happy vision nor muse
    Could thrash me to this ruddy colour
    Work well my dreary one
    ('hesting) scolding (Possibly simply "give me a good scolding"?)
    Success! An enormous ill tempered woman

    Whip me, force pain upon me
    Pray soft; tender ache

    Arouse me to happiness
    Neither happy vision nor muse
    Could thrash me to this ruddy colour
    Work well my dreary one
    ('hesting) scolding (Possibly simply "give me a good scolding"?)
    Success! An enormous ill tempered woman

    As you can see, this is simply a song about a submissive begging his mistress to, well, dominate him :)
    draigon July 13, 2010   Link
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    TranslationI think the chorus might be "translated" in another way if you interpret "weal" as "mark produced by a whip" and "daut' " (=dauting) as "caress". And a couple lines after, I think "drear" is an adjective standing for "dreary", which is referred to "dirdum" (together with "behesting"). So the meaning would be "work my dreary and behesting blame" --> punish me (with the whip).

    Good job, though. :-)
    ale5875on June 05, 2012   Link

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