The LiederNet Archive
WARNING. Not all the material on this website is in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net

Stand ein Mädchen an dem Fenster

Language: German (Deutsch)

Stand ein Mädchen an dem Fenster,
Da es draußen Morgen war,
Kämmte sich die langen Haare,
Wusch sich ihre Äuglein klar.
Sangen Vöglein aller Arten,
Sonnenschein spielt' vor dem Haus,
Draußen überm schönen Garten
Flogen Wolken weit hinaus.
Und sie dehnt' sich in den Morgen,
Als ob sie noch schläfrig sei,
Ach, sie war so voller Sorgen,
Flocht ihr Haar und sang dabei:
"Wie ein Vöglein hell und reine,
Ziehet draußen muntre Lieb,
Lockt hinaus zum Sonnenscheine,
Ach, wer da zu Hause blieb'!"

Translation(s): ENG FRE

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2014
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La jeune fille", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-10-25.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:04
Line count: 16
Word count: 83

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

A girl stood by the window

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

A girl stood by the window
For it was morning outside;
She combed her long hair
And washed her clear eyes.

All kinds of birds were singing,
Sunshine played in front of the house,
And outside above the lovely garden
The clouds flew past.

And in this morning, she stretched
As if she were still sleepy;
Ah, she had so many things to do,
Braiding her hair and singing thus:

"Like a bright and pure little bird,
My blithe love will be drawn outside,
Enticed outside by the sunshine;
[For] ah, who could stay home?"

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material directly above is protected by copyright and appears here by special permission. If you wish to copy it and distribute it, you must obtain permission or you will be breaking the law. Once you have permission, you must give credit to the author and display the copyright symbol ©. Copyright infringement is a criminal offense under international law.

About the headline (FAQ)

Title "Das Mädchen" = "The girl"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2014 by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive --

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.

    licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
    (licenses at lieder dot net)

Based on


Text added to the website: 2014-10-24.
Last modified: 2014-10-24 13:52:30
Line count: 16
Word count: 95