美国语文第五册 第100期:罗伯特-林肯(02)

发表时间:2017-12-04内容来源:VOA英语学习网

Modest and shy as a nun is she,

雌鸟羞涩得像位修女,

One weak chirp is her only note;

偶尔低声地唧喳两声,

Braggart and prince of braggarts is he,

夫君却是自吹自擂的王子,

Pouring boasts from his little throat:

颇为自豪地不停叫唤,

Bobolink, Bobolink,

食米鸟,食米鸟,

Spink, spank, spink,

斯宾克,斯潘克,斯宾克,

Never was I afraid of man,

我可从来不怕人,

Catch me, cowardly knaves, if you can.

无赖!流氓!有胆你就放马过来,

Chee, chee, chee.

唧,唧,唧。

Six white eggs on a bed of hay,

干草上,六只白色的蛋,

Flecked with purple, a pretty sight!

紫色的斑点,温润美丽,

There as the mother sits all day,

妈妈整天地孵坐窝里,

Robert is singing with all his might:

父亲快乐地吐露心声,

Bobolink, bobolink,

食米鸟,食米鸟,

Spink, spank, spink,

斯宾克,斯潘克,斯宾克,

Nice good wife that never goes out,

尽职的母亲从不挪窝,

Keeping house while I frolic about.

我却在一边玩耍嬉戏,

Chee, chee, chee.

唧,唧,唧。

Soon as the little ones chip the shell,

雏鸟们很快破壳而出,

Six wide mouths are open for food;

六只嗷嗷小嘴盼着食物,

Robert of Lincoln bestirs him well,

罗伯特.林肯抖擞精神,

Gathering seeds for the hungry brood..

衔来草籽喂养待哺的宝贝,

Bobolink, bobolink,

食米鸟,食米鸟,

Spink, spank, spink,

斯宾克,斯潘克,斯宾克,

This new life is likely to be hard for a gay young fellow like me.

新出世的雏鸟们,今后或许像我同样艰难辛苦,

Chee, chee, chee.

唧,唧,唧。

Robert of Lincoln at length is made

罗伯特.林肯变了模样,

Sober with work, and silent with care;

精心地照料孩子不再歌唱,

Off is his holiday garment laid,

它脱下假日漂亮的盛装,

Half forgotten that merry air:

忘却快乐的和煦阳光,

Bobolink, bobolink,

食米鸟,食米鸟,

Spink, spank, spink,

斯宾克,斯潘克,斯宾克,

Nobody knows but my mate and I

除了我们夫妻俩,

Where our nest and our nestlings lie.

没人知道孵蛋的小窝搭在哪,

Chee, chee, chee.

唧,唧,唧。

Summer wanes; the children are grown;

夏天过去,雏鸟们已长大,

Fun and frolic no more he knows;

不再只知道嬉戏玩耍,

Robert of Lincoln's a humdrum crone;

老伴变得干瘪无趣,

Off he flies, and we sing as he goes:

罗伯特飞走时,歌谣依然在唱,

Bobolink, bobolink,

食米鸟,食米鸟,

Spink, spank, spink,

斯宾克,斯潘克,斯宾克,

When you can pipe that merry old strain,

风笛吹响,古老迷人的曲调,

Robert of Lincoln, come back again.

罗伯特终于飞回来了,

Chee, chee, chee.

唧,唧,唧。

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