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In den Beeren

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Mutter:
 Singe, Mädchen, hell und klar,
 Sing' aus voller Kehle,
 Daß uns nicht die Spatzenschar
 Alle Beeren stehle!

Die Tochter:
 Mutter, mag auch weit der Spatz
 Flieh'n vor meinem Singen,
 Fürcht' ich doch, es wird den Schatz
 Um so näher bringen.

Die Mutter:
 Freilich, für so dreisten Gauch
 Braucht es einer Scheuche,
 Warte nur, ich komme auch
 In die Beerensträuche!

Die Tochter:
 Mutter, nein, das hat nicht Not:
 Beeren, schau, sind teuer,
 Doch der Küsse, reif und rot,
 Gibt es viele heuer!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Note: The indications of who is speaking are not in the original text.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "In den Beeren", op. 84 (Fünf Romanzen und Lieder) no. 3, published 1888 [voice and piano], Berlin, Simrock [
     text verified 1 time
    ]
  • by Arthur Egidi (1859 - 1943), "In den Beeren", op. 1 (Fünf Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianofortebleitung) no. 4, published 1889 [medium voice and piano], Offenbach, André [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Heinrich von Eyken (1861 - 1908), "In den Beeren", op. 3 (Vier Lieder im Volkston für Mezzo-Sopran mit Pianoforte) no. 4, published 1890 [mezzo-soprano and piano], Berlin, Raabe & Plothow [
     text not verified 
    ]

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Among the berries", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Au milieu des baies", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Tussen de bessen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2015-01-19 13:23:26
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Tussen de bessen

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

De moeder:
 Zing eens, meisje, licht en klaar,
 Zing maar flink, niet kwelen!
 Laat niet door de mussenschaar
 Alle bessen stelen!
 
De dochter:
 Moeder, zelfs al vlucht de mus
 Ver weg door mijn zingen,
 ‘k Ben toch bang, mijn vriend zal 't dus
 Juist naar hier toe dringen.
 
De moeder:
 Zeker, maar zo’n drieste gek
 Moet je flink doen schrikken,
 Eén moment, laat m' ook een plek
 In de bessen schikken!
 
De dochter:
 Moeder, nee, daaraan geen nood,
 Bessen zijn er weinig,
 Echter, kussen, rijp en rood,
 Zijn er nu oneindig!


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Authorship

  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 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: 2015-01-19.
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