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A balbale to Inana and Dumuzid (Dumuzid-Inana G): translation

1-2The burgeoning one, he ...... with his own mother; the one with kindly eyes takes counsel with his father.

3-12You are our brother, you are our brother. You are our brother in charge of the palace gate, you are our captain of the barge, you are our commander of the chariot, you are our servant of the hunting chariot; you are our city father and judge, you are the son-in-law of five things, the son-in-law of ten things. Brother, you are the son-in-law of our father, you are our son-in-law supreme; our mother speaks favourably with you.

13-16Your coming here is life indeed, your entering the house is abundance; lying at your side is my utmost joy. My sweet, let us delight ourselves on the bed.

17A balbale of Inana.

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Revision history

27.i.1999 : JAB : adapting translation
05.viii.1999 : GC : proofreading
16.x.1999 : GZ : SGML tagging
29.x.1999 : ER : proofreading SGML
29.x.1999 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed