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Mädchen und Rose

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Serbian (Српски)

Ach! mein kühler Wasserquell!
Ach! meine Rose, rosenroth!
Was doch blühtest so früh du auf,
Sollt' ich dich brechen, o Rose mein?
Habe keinen, dem ich [dich gäb']1!
Pflückt' ich dich für mein Mütterlein:
Mütterlein ruht im Grabe tief!
Bräch' ich dich für die Schwester gern:
Schwester gieng mit dem fremden Gemahl!
Bräch' ich dich für den Bruder wohl:
Fort in den Krieg der Bruder zog!
Bräch' ich dich, ach! für meinen Freund:
Ach! der Freund ist weit und fern!
Über drei grüne Gebirge, weit!
Über drei kühle Gewässer, breit!

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Loewe: "gäbe dich!"

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "The maiden and the rose", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La jeune fille et la rose", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-07-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13

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Word count: 90

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La jeune fille et la rose

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Ah ! ma source fraîche !
Ah ! ma rose, rouge et rose !
Mais pourquoi fleuris-tu si tôt,
Devrais-je te cueillir, ô ma rose ?
Je n'ai personne à qui je te donnerais !
Si je te cueillais pour ma mère :
Ma mère repose profondément dans sa tombe !
Si je te coupais joyeusement pour ma sœur :
Ma sœur est partie avec son mari étranger !
Si je te coupais pour mon frère :
Mon frère est allé au loin à la guerre !
Si je te coupais, ah! pour mon ami :
Ah ! l'ami est tout au loin !
Derrière trois rangées de montagnes, loin !
Derrière trois larges eaux fraîches !

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Text added to the website: 2017-06-10 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-10 14:59:20

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