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Es wohnet ein Fiedler zu Frankfurt am...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es wohnet ein Fiedler zu Frankfurt am Main,
der kehret von lustiger Zeche heim;
und er trat auf den Markt, was schaut er dort?
Der schönen Frauen schmausten gar viel' an dem Ort.

"Du bucklichter Fiedler, nun fiedle uns auf,
wir wollen dir zahlen des Lohnes vollauf!
Einen feinen Tanz, behende gegeigt,
Walpurgis Nacht wir heuer gefeir't!"

Der Geiger strich einen fröhlichen Tanz,
die Frauen tanzten den Rosenkranz,
und die erste sprach: "mein lieber Sohn,
du geigtest so frisch, hab' nun deinen Lohn!"

Sie griff ihm behend' unter's Wams sofort,
und nahm ihm den Höcker vom Rücken fort:
"so gehe nun hin, mein schlanker Gesell,
dich nimmt nun jedwede Jungfrau zur Stell'."


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship

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: "There once lived a fiddler in Frankfurt-am-Main", copyright ©
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , 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 10:01:54
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Er woonde een veed’laar in Frankfurt am...

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

Er woonde een veed’laar in Frankfurt am Main;
Die kwam van een feestje, vol pret en vol wijn.
Hij kwam op de markt, wat zag hij daar?
Daar smulden mooie vrouwen gezellig met elkaar.
 
“Gebochelde veed’laar, kom, speel ons wat voor;
Wij zullen je geven je loon volop, hoor!
Voor een fijne dans, met trillers versierd,
Walpurgisnacht wordt hier juist gevierd!”
 
De veed'laar speelde een vrolijke dans,
De vrouwen dansten de rondedans,
En de eerste sprak: “Mijn beste zoon,
Je fiedelde leuk, nu krijg jij je loon.”
 
Zij wurmde haar hand in zijn wambuis heel vlug
En trok hem de bultzak omlaag van zijn rug;
“En ga nu maar heen, mijn slanke gezel,
Jou neemt nu meteen elk meisje vast wel.”


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About the headline (FAQ)

Title "Der Fiedler" = "De vedelaar"

Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2014 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2014-11-11.
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