The Seawitch´s Speech to the little Mermaid
Thou little maiden of the sea
Thou who sings every evening, every night
beautifully... beautifully !!!
How is it, how can it be
that sailors forget
the love from beloved ones waiting ahead
because of thee ?
It should be me !
I shall cut out thy tongue with a knife
but I will not take thy life !
Thou shall emerge from the foam of the sea...
Dumb will you be !
And now you can WALK...
Still you can see !
and with your deep blue eyes, you talk !!!
Alas - this is the price of a fishtail for feet
Each step will hurt and your feet will bleed !!!
And thou shall never
ever come back to where thou belong
No-one shall ever hear thy song !
Thou shall leave forever thy home.
Thou shall emerge from the sleeky foam
where sea horses sleep down in the deep
where shoals of sprat swim and where king crabs creep...
If this is thy wish - then drik up this “wine”
this fizzling, bobbeling liquid of mine
Then your sea salty tears and pains
will turn into blood running in veins...