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Ranko schläft, der schöne Knabe

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Serbian (Српски)

Ranko schläft, der schöne Knabe,
Unter grünem Apfelbaume.
Mädchen drei vorübergehend
Sprechen also aneinander:
"Was wohl wär' das Liebste Jeder?"

Von den Dreien spricht die Ältste:
"Mir des Knaben goldes Ringlein!"

Von den Dreien spricht die Mittle:
"Mir des Knaben seidner Gürtel!"

Doch die Jüngste spricht von Allen:
"Mir der Knabe Ranko selber!
Goldner Ring muß einmal brechen,
Seidner Gürtel einmal reißen,
Ewig mein bleibt, was ich liebe!"

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Die Gesänge der Serben, zweiter Theil, Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus, 1852. Appears in Frauenlieder, page 82.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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Text added to the website: 2019-05-04 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-12 15:45:28

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