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Eia, wie flattert der Kranz

Language: German (Deutsch)

 Eia, wie flattert der Kranz,
 Trauter, komm mit mir zum Tanz!
 Wollen uns schwingen,
 Rasch uns erspringen
 Mitten im wonnigen Glanz,
 Trauter, komm mit mir zum Tanz!

 Wehe! wie pocht mir das Herz,
 Sage, was soll mir der Scherz?
 Laß dich umschließen,
 Laß mich zerfließen,
 Ruhend im seligen Schmerz;
 Sage, was soll mir der Scherz?

 Eia, der Walzer erklingt,
 Pärchen an Pärchen sich schwingt,
 Mädchen und Bübchen,
 Schelmchen und Liebchen;
 Frisch, wo's am dichtesten springt,
 Pärchen an Pärchen sich schwingt!

 Wehe! mir sinket der Arm,
 Mitten im jauchzenden Schwarm,
 Wie sie dich fassen,
 Muß ich erblassen,
 Möchte vergehen im Harm
 Mitten im jauchzenden Schwarm.

 Eia, wie flattert der Kranz,
 Heute für alle im Tanz,
 Flatterig heute,
 Morgen gescheute,
 Morgen, o Trauter, dein ganz
 Heute für alle im Tanz!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Danslied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Dance song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de danse", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
Line count: 35
Word count: 133

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Chant de danse

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Elle :
 Eh ! comme la couronne voltige,
 Mon cher, viens danser avec moi !
 Bondissons vite
 Au milieu de l'éclat joyeux,
 Mon cher, viens danser avec moi !

Lui :
 Hélas ! comme mon cœur est lourd,
 Dis-moi, quelle est cette plaisanterie ?
 Laisse-moi t'embrasser,
 Laisse-moi disparaître
 Me reposer dans une douleur béate ;
 Dis-moi, quelle est cette plaisanterie ?

Elle :
 Eh ! La valse commence,
 Couples après couples, ils tournent,
 Filles et garçons,
 Coquins et amoureuses ;
 Vite, là où on saute dans la foule serrée,
 Couples après couples, ils tournent.

Lui :
 Hélas ! mon bras s'est effondré,
 Au milieu de la foule qui exulte,
 Comme ils t'attrapent,
 Je me sens mal,
 je voudrais disparaître dans le chagrin
 Au milieu de la foule qui exulte.

 Eh ! comme la couronne voltige,
 Aujourd'hui, pour tous dans la danse,
 Voltigeant aujourd'hui,
 Demain effrayée,
 Demain, mon cher, toute à toi,
 Aujourd'hui pour tous ceux qui dansent !

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), "Tanzlied" DUT ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Franz Paul Lachner, Robert Schumann, Christian Sinding. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2013-12-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 35
Word count: 160