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Die Lor' sitzt im Garten

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Lor' sitzt im Garten,
Kehrt den Rücken zumal
Und verbirgt mir der Augen
Himmlischen Strahl.

Ihr goldbrauner Haarwuchs
Weht über den Zaun;
Den Rotmund, das Weisskinn
Doch lässt sie nicht schaun.

Sie lässet erklingen
Ihrer Stimme Getön;
O du boshafte Hexe,
Wie klingt es so schön!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Harry Joelson


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Lori sits in the garden", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 12
Word count: 47

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Lori sits in the garden

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Lori sits in the garden,
Turns her back to me
And hides from me
The heavenly beaming of her eyes.

Her golden-brown hair
Blows over the fence;
But the red lips, the white chin
She does not let me see.

She lets ring out
The sound of her voice;
Oh you rogue of a witch,
How beautiful it sounds!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Gottfried Keller (1819 - 1890), "Die Lor' sitzt im Garten", appears in Neuere Gedichte, in Vermischte Gedichte, in Alte Weisen, no. 2
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Fritz Kögel, Max Oberleithner, Leopold Schmidt, Richard Schweizer, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Julius Spengel, Heinrich Zöllner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-04-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:32
Line count: 12
Word count: 59