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20-12-09, 09:30
Hello - I was hoping someone could look at the attached page from a notebook of my great-grandfather's and could be able to translate it for me. He was a Swede from Finland and was working as a sailor when he wrote this page. I estimate it's from about 1889. Thank you for your help.

Erik Johnson

Ritva Winter
21-12-09, 10:28
An unknown popular song

When I was fifteen, as a rose beautiful and charming and pretty
and a little vain, with skirts without a train I snatched a boy
My first love was a young cadet quite in my taste with a posture straight and manly strong....
Seasons greetings!!

21-12-09, 17:05
Very interesting. Thank you !