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Wilde Rose

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bei dem Waldessaum im Wiesenhang
Stand am Rosenstrauch mein Lieb und sang.
Sang ein Lied von einer wilden Ros',
Hielt ein Dornenzweiglein in dem Schoß.
 
"Dornen", [sang]1 sie, "Dornen rings umher[.]
Wenn die Lieb' doch ohne Dornen wär!
Seine Lippen sind die Rosen rot,
Seine Küsse bringen Dornennot!"
 
Und sie schwieg; da trat ich leis' zu ihr,
Sprach: "Vergieb, mein Lieb', ich lauschte dir!
Dornen, Dornen! acht' der Dornen nicht,
Wenn die Blüte aus der Knospe bricht!"


Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Submitted by Martin Stock and 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)

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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist by Philipp, Fürst zu Eulenburg-Hertefeld.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Wild rose", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2016-11-08 13:58:05
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Wild rose

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

At the forest edge in the sloping meadow
My love stood beside a rosebush and sang.
Sang a song about a wild rose,
While holding a thorny twig in her lap.
 
"Thorns," she [sang]1, "Thorns all around[.]
If love were only without thorns!
His lips are red roses,
His kisses bring thorny affliction!"
 
And she fell silent; thereupon I quietly went to her,
Said: "Forgive, my love, I eavesdropped!
Thorns, thorns! pay no heed to the thorns
When the blossom is bursting forth from the bud!"


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Text added to the website: 2016-11-08.
Last modified: 2016-11-08 13:59:27
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Word count: 86