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p. Chester Beatty Complete Song Cycle 3

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 TranslationTransliteration
1. (The onlooker) xr msi.k sw r pr n snt
1. So get along to the house of the sister xr msi.k sw r pr n snt
2. you'll drift on down to her doorway xnm.k r tAy.st rr
3. she'll lift aloft her gate-latch iry.tw sqi pAy.st xra
4. dismissing it now she's the mistress sTf sw tAy.s nbt
5. Supply her with songs and the dance apr st m Hs(w)t xbt
6. with wine and ale in the shade irpw Dsrw <m> Swt.st
7. you'll unravel her reservation iry.k txtx nAy.st SrgH
8. and find fulfilment in her night mnq.k st m pAy.st grH
9. So she'll sigh to you, “Let me into your arms xr Dd.st n.k imi wi m qn.k
10. at day-break we'll still be this way” HD-tA iw.n m-mitt
 
  (The onlooker)  
1. So get along to the hallway of the sister xr msi.k sw <r> wsxt snt
2. all alone, and noone beside you wa.ti nn ky
3. achieve your desire at her lintel iry.k Abw.k m tAy.st Hgi
4. and the porches will sigh iw nA wnrxw r xx
5. Let heaven come down with the breath that stirs hAy tA pt m TAw n nfy{f-sw}<.st>
6. bringing to you her fragrance int.st n.k xnm.st
7. that scent that floods and intoxicates sty baH dit tx.tw
8. all who come into its presence nA nty r xft-Hr
9. The Lady of Gold proclaims her as your splendour in nbwt i.wD st n.k m fAyt
10. to grant you fulfilment of life r rdit mnq.k aHa.k
 
  (Him)  
1. No innocent tossing a noose, this sister rxw sy m xAa iwnr snt
2. though not born to the stable master nn msw.st n irw-iHw
3. a toss of the noose comes for me with her hair xAa.st iwnr r.i m Snw.st
4. as if to gather me in with her eyes i.ir.st in(.i) m irt.st
5. as if to subjugate me with her thighs i.ir.st qnb(.i) m pAy.st mny
6. her brand at hand to seal me. Abwt.st m pAy.st xtm
 
  (Her)  
1. While you whisper deep in yourself ir m-di Dd.k irm HAt.k
2. If I look after her, it's me that she'll embrace m-sA.st n.i qny.st
3. By He who is Hidden, it's me who comes for you wAH imn ink iw n.k
4. this tunic of mine off my shoulder iw tAy.i mss Hr qaH.i
 
  (Her)  
1. I discovered my brother, my love at the brook gmi sni mri Xnyw
2. with his feet dabbled down in the channel: rdy.f wAH Hr-itrw
3. he offered the night like a chamber awaiting sw irt xAwt ir pr n wrS
4. drawn up as a couch for my limbs n stnw xn n nA Hawi
5. and brings skin touching skin to hold fast to my body sw ini inm n Drw
6. uniting his high ground and chalice iw qA.f r wsx.f
 
  (Him)  
1. This that she did to me, this sister ir pA i.ir.st r.i snt
2. Will I ever keep quiet about it ist iw.i gr n.s
3. She made me stand outside her house pA dit aHa.i m rA n pr.st
4. so she could slip back inside iw.st Smt n.s st r-Xnw
5. but no word to me come in for delight bw Dd.st n.i wHa.k m nfr
6. so frustration for me in the night iw.st dnit(.i) m pAy.i grH
 
  (Him)  
1. I approached her house in the gloom snn.k(wi) pr.st (m) wxA(.k)
2. knocked but no opening for me thm.i bw wn(w) n.i
3. The night may be fine for our door-ward grH nfr n pAy.n iry-aA
4. Bolt, I'm coming to open you up qr iw.i wn(.k)
5. Door, within you is my destiny Tr m-ntk pAy.i SAy{n}
6. in you a strong spirit is mine m-ntk Axy ink
7. They'll sacrifice our ox indoors tw.tw sft pAy.n iwA n-xnw
8. O Door, release your strength Tr m-dit bAw.k
9. sacrifice an ox for the Bolt sft.tw iwA n qr
10. a cow for the threshold wnDw n pnat
11. fat goose for the frame sr Dri n bnS(y)
12. and a grebe for the key gnn n ad
13. But all the best cuts of the ox stpw sp-2 nb(w) n pAy.n iwA
14. will go to the craftsman's apprentice iw.<w> n ms-Hmww
15. he'll make for us a Bolt of reeds iry.f n.n qr n isy
16. a Door of woven leaves Tr n DAis
17. so now the brother, whenever he comes i.iw sn m nw nb
18. will find her house all open gm.f pr.st wn(w)
19. will find a bed all sheeted with linen gm.f Hati nmaw m pA<q>t
20. the princess of beauty within them Sri(t) nfr(t) r-Hnaw
21. She'll whisper to me, this princess, “This palace Ddw n.i tA Srit Hwt tn
22. belongs to the city lord's son!” n ms n pA imy-r niwt
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