Vote Song
En Kungens Man Lyrics

Swedish Traditional:

Maria gr p vgen, som leder ner till byn.
Hon sjunger och hon skrattar, t lrkorna i skyn.
Hon e p vg till torget fr att slja lite brd.
Och solen stiger varm och stor, och frgar himlen rd.

D mter hon en herre, p en hst med yvig man.
Han sger "Jag e kungens man, som tar vad jag vill ha.
Och du e allt fr vacker, fr att inte ha nn man.
Flj med mig in i skogen ska jag visa vad jag kan".

Hon tvingas ner i grset, och han tar p hennes kropp.
Hon slingrar sig och ber honom, fr guds skull hlla upp.
Men riddarn bara skrattar, berusad av sin gld.
S hon tar hans kniv och stter till, Och riddaren e dd!

Dom fngslade Maria. Hon stenades fr drp.
Men minnet efter riddaren, blev firat varje r.
Jag herrarna blir hjltar, men folket det blir dmt.
Och vi som ser hur allt gtt till, fr veta att vi drmt!


Maria walks down the road to the village,
She sings and laughs at the larks in the sky.
She's on her way to the marketplace to sell some bread,
And the sun is rising, warm and big, and colours the sky red.

Then she meets a nobleman on a horse with a bushy mane.
He say's: I'm the king's man so I take what I want
And you are far too beautiful not to have a man,
Come with me into the woods and I'll show you what I can!

She's forced down in the grass and he touches her body.
She tries to get away and asks him for the love of god to stop
But the knight just laughs, intoxicated by his own glow.
So she grabs his knife and gives it a push and the knight is dead.

They put Maria in prison, and she was stoned to death for manslaughter
But the memory of the knight was celebrated each year.
Yes, the noblemen become heroes but ordinary people is being condemned
And we who see how it all really is learns that we've been dreaming!