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Ruft die Mutter, ruft der Tochter

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

Ruft die Mutter, ruft der Tochter
Über drei Gebirge:
"Ist, o Mara, liebe Tochter,
Ist gebleicht das Linnen?"
Ihr zurück die junge Tochter
Über neun Gebirge:
"Nicht in's Wasser, liebe Mutter,
Taucht' ich noch das Linnen,
Denn, o sieh', es hat das Wasser
Jawo mir getrübet. -
Wie dann erst, o liebe Mutter,
Hätt' ich es gebleicht schon!
Fluch' ihm, Mutter, liebe Mutter!
Ich auch will ihm fluchen.
Gäbe Gott im hellen Himmel,
Daß er sich erhänge -
An ein böses Bäumchen hänge,
An den weißen Hals mir!
Gäbe Gott im hellen Himmel,
Daß er lieg' gefangen -
Lieg' gefangen tief im Kerker,
An der weißen Brust mir!
Gäbe Gott, der Herr im Himmel,
Daß er Ketten trage -
Ketten trage, festgeschlungen,
Meine weißen Arme!
Gäbe Gott im hellen Himmel,
Daß ihn nähm' das Wasser -
Daß ihn nähm' das wilde Wasser,
Mir in's Haus ihn bringe!"


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "A maiden's curse", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La malédiction de la jeune fille", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De vloek van een meisje", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2003-11-05.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 30
Word count: 147

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De vloek van een meisje

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Roept de moeder tot de dochter
Over drie gebergten:
“Is, o Mara, lieve dochter,
Is gebleekt het linnen?”
Roept terug de jonge dochter
Over tien gebergten:
“Niet in ’t water, lieve moeder,
Wierp ik nog het linnen,
Want, o zie, mij heeft het water
Jawo toch vertroebeld. –
Hoe kon ’t dan, o lieve moeder,
Nu toch al gebleekt zijn!
Vloek hem, moeder, lieve moeder!
Ik ook zal ‘m vervloeken.
Geve God in de1 hoge hemel,
Dat hij zich zal hangen –
Aan een kwade boom verhangen,
Aan mijn blanke hals hier!
Geve God in de hoge hemel,
Dat hij ligt gevangen –
Dat hij ligt gevangen diep in de kerker,
Aan mijn blanke borst hier!
Geve God, de Heer in de hemel,
Dat hij wordt geketend –
Wordt geketend, vastgeklonken
In mijn blanke armen!
Geve God in de hoge hemel,
Dat hem pakt het water,
Dat hem pakt het wilde water,
Hem bij mij zal brengen!”


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Text added to the website: 2014-07-09.
Last modified: 2014-09-29 13:35:12
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