Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beatles Song of the Week

This week's song is from ABBA.  It was a special request from a friend but it was very nice to translate since Benny and Bjorn's first language was not English and so it was idiom and dialect free. 

Homines ubique sunt
Cum sense exspectationis,
In aere adest,
Emittitque igniculum
Trans conclavem. Tui oculi
Ardent in obscure
Et nunc iterum agemus.
Initium scimus,
Finem scimus,
Domini scaenae. 
Id omnino prius egeramus
Et nunc redimus
Plus adipiscimur
Quod significo scis.

Visne?
Cape statim aut relinque,
Hoc tempus est totum accipimus.
Nihil promissum est
Paenitentiques non sunt.
Visnes?
Decerndendum magnum non est
Scis quod facere
Quaestio est,
Visne?
Visne?......
answers are near the bottom of the right hand column.

1 comment:

tracy said...

Excellent translation! looks almost poetic in latin.