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1-8. While I, the lady, was passing the day yesterday, while I, Inana, was passing the day yesterday, while I was passing the day, while I was dancing, while I was singing songs all day until evening, he met me, he met me. The lord, the friend of An, met me; the lord took me in his hands, Ušumgal-ana embraced me about my neck.
9-12. "……, let me go, so that I can go to our house! Friend of Enlil, let me go, so that I can go to our house! What lie can I offer to my mother? What lie can I offer to my mother Ningal?"
13-22. "Let me teach you, let me teach you! Inana, let me teach you the lies of women: "My girlfriend was dancing with me in the square. She ran around playfully with me, banging the drum. She sang her sweet songs for me. I passed the day there with her in pleasure and delight." Offer this as a lie to your own mother. As for us -- let me make love with you by moonlight! Let me loosen your hairgrip on the holy and luxuriant couch. May you pass a sweet day there with me in voluptuous pleasure."
24-26. "I the maiden, in the streets and alleys, ……, by day I …… with you,"
13-20. My lord is perfect for the holy embrace. Ama-ušumgal-ana, the son-in-law of Suen, Lord Dumuzid, is perfect for the holy embrace. Ama-ušumgal-ana, son-in-law of Suen, my lord: how pleasing is your lavishness, and how sweet-tasting are your green plants from the plain! Ama-ušumgal-ana, how pleasing is your lavishness, and how sweet-tasting are your green plants from the plain!
22. A tigi of Inana.
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