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Zwei Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte

Word count: 137

Song Cycle by Adolf Gunkel (1866 - 1901)

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1. Das Mädchen und der Schmetterling [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "The maiden and the butterfly"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Mme. Picamal Carcanade) , "La jeune fille et le papillon"


Lustwandelnd [schritt]1 ein [Mädchen]2
In kühlem Waldesgrund,
Und als sie dort sich bückte,
Zum Strauß sich Blumen pflückte,
Da kam ein bunter Falter 
Und küßte ihren Mund.

"Verzeih' mir," sprach der Falter, 
"Verzeih' mir mein Vergeh'n, 
Ich wollte Honig nippen
Und hatte deine Lippen,
Dein rothes, rothes Mündchen 
Für Rosen angeseh'n."

Da sprach zu ihm das Mädchen: 
"Für diesmal, kleines Ding,
Will ich dir gern vergeben;
Doch merke dir daneben: 
Nicht blühen diese Rosen 
Für jeden Schmetterling."


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Confirmed with Iris, Pariser & Wiener Damen-Moden-Zeitung, XI. Jahrgang, IV. Band, 4. Lieferung (23. Oktober 1859), page 157

1 Rittershaus, Spielter: "ging"; further changes may exist not noted above.
2 Meyer-Helmund: "Mägdelein"; further changes may exist not noted above.

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2. Hüte dich [ sung text not yet checked against a primary source]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG

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Nachtigall, hüte dich!
Singe nicht so lieblich!
Ach, dein allzuschönes Singen
Wird dich um die Freiheit bringen.
  Hüte dich!

Schöne Blume, hüte dich,
Blühe nicht zu glühend,
Dufte nicht so voll Entzücken!
Wer dich siehet, will dich pflücken,
  Hüte dich!

Schönes Mädchen, hüte dich!
Lächle nicht so gütig!
Deine Schönheit, deine Güte --
Denk' an Nachtigall und Blüte.
  [Hüte,]1
  Hüte dich!


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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson

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