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Language: German (Deutsch)

Aus des Nachbars Haus
Trat mein Lieb hinaus,
Hielt ein Röslein in der Hand.
Und ich stand am Zaun,
Konnt' nicht satt mich schau'n,
Nicht ein Wort zum Gruß ich fand!
Und sie sprach zu mir:
"Sieh' dies Röslein hier,
Sieh', das soll dein eigen sein."
In der Rosenzeit
Ward das Herz so weit,
Ward das schönste Röslein mein!

Translation(s): ENG ENG

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Submitted by Martin Stock and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • 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: "Damask rose", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Damask rose

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

From my neighbour's house
My beloved stepped,
Holding a little rose in her hand.
And I stood at the fence,
Could not look my fill,
I found not a word of greeting!
And she spoke to me:
"See this little rose here,
See, it shall be your own."
In the time of roses
My heart became so expansive,
The most beautiful little rose became mine!

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