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A love song of Shu-Suen (Shu-Suen C): translation

1-8My hair is lettuce, well watered. It is the sprout of a lettuce, well watered. Its tangled coils (?) have been tightened. My nursemaid has ...... them high and made my hair stag-like. She has tightened its small combs and brought order to my charms; my charms, my hair, the lettuce, is the fairest of plants.

9-12The brother has brought me into his life-giving gaze, Cu-Suen, the ...... handsome man, has chosen me. ...... my allure is without end,
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18-20You are our lord, you are our lord, of silver and lapis lazuli, you are our lord. You are our farmer who brings superb grain.

21-22He is honey to my eyes, he is the charm of my heart. May the light of life shine for him, may Cu-Suen .......

23It is a balbale of Inana.

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Revision history : GC : adapting translation
27.vii.1999 : JAB : proof-reading
16.x.1999 : GZ : SGML tagging
22.x.1999 : ER : proofreading SGML
22.x.1999 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed