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Was im Netze? Schau einmal!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was im Netze? Schau einmal!
Aber ich bin bange;
Greif' ich einen süßen Aal?
Greif' ich eine Schlange?

Lieb' is blinde
Fischerin;
Sagt dem Kinde,
Wo greift's hin?

Schon schnellt mir's in Händen!
Ach Jammer! O Lust!
Mit Schmiegen und Wenden
Mir schlüpft's an die Brust.

Es beißt sich, o Wunder!
Mir keck durch die Haut,
Schießt's Herze hinunter!
O Liebe, mir graut!

Was tun, was beginnen?
Das schaurige Ding,
Es schnalzet dadrinnen, 
Es legt sich im Ring.

Gift muß ich haben!
Hier schleicht es herum,
Tut wonniglich graben
Und bringt mich noch um!


Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE ITA

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Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte Dramatisches Erzählendes, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta’sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, page 43


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Premier chant d'amour d'une jeune fille", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , title 1: "Première chanson d'amour d'une jeunette", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Paolo Pupillo) , title 1: "Primo canto d’amore d’una fanciulla", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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