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Die Zigeunerin

Language: German (Deutsch)

Am Kreuzweg da lausche ich, wenn die Stern'
und die Feuer im Walde verglommen,
und wo der erste Hund bellt von fern,
da wird mein Bräut'gam herkommen.
La, la, la, la.

"Und als der Tag graut', durch das Gehölz
sah ich eine Katze sich schlingen,
ich schoß ihr auf den nußbraunen Pelz,
wie tat die weit überspringen!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!"

Schad' nur ums Pelzlein, du kriegst mich nit!
mein Schatz muß sein wie die andern:
braun und ein Stutzbart auf ung'rischen Schnitt
und ein fröhliches Herze zum Wandern.
La, la, la, la.

Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The Gypsy woman", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La tsigane", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "La zingara", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "La gitana", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "La tzigane", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27
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La gitana

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

A la cruïlla estic a l'escolta, quan les estrelles
i els focs del bosc es van extingint
i on el primer gos borda de lluny,
d'allà vindrà el meu promès.
La, la, la, la.

"I mentre el dia clarejava per entre el bosc
vaig veure un gat enfilar-se,
vaig disparar a la seva pell color de noguera
i va saltar ben lluny.
Ha, ha, ha, ha!"

Llàstima per la pell, però no m'enxamparàs!
El meu estimat ha de ser com els altres:
morè i amb una barba curta tallada a l'hongaresa
i un cor alegre per rodar món.
La, la, la, la.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2014 by Salvador Pila, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2014-02-13.
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