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Language: Polish (Polski)

Smutno niańki ci śpiewały,
A ja już kochałem,
A na lewy palecmały
Srebrny pierścień dałem.

Pobrali dziewczęta drudzy, 
Ja wiernie kochałem,
Przyszedł młody chłopiec cudzy,
Choć ja pierścień dałem.

Muzykantów zaproszono,
Na godach śpiewałem!
Innego zostałaś żoną,
Ja zawsze kochałem.

Dziś dziewczęta mnie wyśmiały,
Gorzko zapłakałem:
Próżnom wierny był i stały,
Próżno pierścień dałem.

Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER GER GER

List of language codes

Submitted by Gerhard Dangel


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, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'anneau", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Georg Friedrich Reiß) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Robert Hirschfeld) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Max Kalbeck) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) (Janusz Mordasiewicz) , "Das Ringlein", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-27 00:00:00.

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Language: French (Français) after the Polish (Polski)

La nounou te chantait des chansons tristes,
Et je t'aimais déjà,
À ton petit doigt gauche,
Je plaçais un anneau d'argent.

D'autres garçons se sont mariés avec des filles,
Je t'aimais fidèlement.
Il est arrivé un jeune homme étranger,
Bien que je t'ai donné l'anneau.

Des musiciens furent invités,
Je chantai pendant la fête !
Tu étais devenue la femme d'un autre,
Je t'aimais toujours.

Aujourd'hui les filles se sont moquées de moi,
J"ai pleuré amèrement :
En vain j'ai été fidèle et constant,
En vain j'ai donné l'anneau.

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Text added to the website: 2017-01-13 00:00:00.

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