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Guten Morgen! Heut ist Sankt...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Guten Morgen!  Heut ist Sankt Valentinstag!
Seht, wie früh auf ich bin,
Vor eurem Fenster steht die Maid
Als Euer Valentin.
Da sprang er auf und zog sich an,
Und ließ sie ein in's Haus,
Sie ging zur Kammer ein als Maid
Doch nicht als Maid heraus.
Herr Jesus, ach, Barmherzigkeit!
O pfui, was ist geschen?
Ein junger Mann thut's, wenn er kann,
Mein Sir, das ist nicht schön.
Eh du's gethan, has du mir doch
Die Eh' versprochen fest.
Wort hielt ich dir, hätt'st du zu mir
Dich nicht gelegt in's Nest.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with L. Seeger, Hamlet, in: Shakespeare in deutscher Übersetzung, Seibenter Band, Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, [1867-68], pages 143-144

Note: Ophelia’s song is interrupted at several points by various other characters and herself. Those interruptions have not been included above.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in English by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), no title, appears in Hamlet, Act IV, Scene 5 FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Kim Borg, Johannes Brahms, Osvaldo Costa de Lacerda, Roger Quilter. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2016-10-24.
Last modified: 2016-10-24 15:13:02
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