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Dónde vais, Zagala

Language: Spanish (Español)

¿Dónde vais, Zagala,
Sola en el monte?
Mas quien lleva el sol
no teme la noche.

¿Dónde vais, María,
Divina Esposa,
Madre gloriosa
De quien os cría?
¿Qué hareis si el día
Se va al ocaso,
Y en el monte acaso
La noche os coge?
Mas quien lleva el sol
no teme la noche.

El ver las estrellas
Me cause enojos,
Pero vuestros ojos
Más lucen que ellas;
Ya sale con ellas
La noche oscura,
A vuestra hermosura
La luz se esconde;
Mas quien lleva el sol
no teme la noche.

Translation(s): GER

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Wohin des Weges, Hirtenmädchen", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-05-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:41
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Word count: 91

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Wohin des Weges, Hirtenmädchen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Wohin des Weges, Hirtenmädchen,
ganz alleine im Gebirg?
Doch wer die Sonne trägt,
der fürchtet nicht die Nacht.

Wohin des Wegs, Maria,
göttliche Gemahlin,
ruhmwürd'ge Mutter,
die Ihr uns das Kind geschenkt?
Was macht Ihr, wenn der Tag
sich neiget,
und im Gebirg vielleicht
die Nacht Euch überfällt?
Doch wer die Sonne trägt,
der fürchtet nicht die Nacht.

Die Stern' zu sehen,
macht mich tief verdrossen,
hingegen Eure Augen -
viel heller strahlen sie;
schon tritt sie auf mit ihnen,
die finst're Nacht.
Vor Eurer Pracht und Schönheit
verbirgt sich selbst das Licht.
Doch wer die Sonne trägt,
der fürchtet nicht die Nacht.

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  • Translation from Spanish (Español) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2013 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2013-12-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:25
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Word count: 103