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Des Jünglings Segen

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

Singt ein Falk' all' die Nacht durch,
Dicht vor dem Fenster des Milan:
"Auf, und erwache, o Milan!
Es vermählt sich dein Mädchen,
Ladet dich ein zur der Hochzeit;
Oder willst du nicht kommen:
Sollst deinen Segen ihr senden!"

"Laß sie sich vermählen, laß sie;
Kommen nicht mag ich zur Hochzeit,
Aber ich send' ihr den Segen:
Nimmer einen Knaben [gebähre]1 sie!
So viel Brot sie verzehret,
So viel Weh erdulde sie!
So viel Wasser sie trinket,
So viel Tränen vergieße sie!"--

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Loewe: "gebär'"

Submitted by Andrew Shackleton


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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 young man's blessing", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La bénédiction du jeune homme", 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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La bénédiction du jeune homme

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

Un faucon chante dans la nuit,
Près de la fenêtre de Milan :
« Debout, réveille-toi, ô Milan !
Ta jeune fille va se marier,
Elle t'a invité à son mariage ;
Si tu ne veux pas y aller,
Alors tu dois lui envoyer ta bénédiction ! »

« Qu'elle se marie, qu'elle se marie ;
Je n'irai pas au mariage,
Mais je lui envoie ma bénédiction :
« Qu'elle ne porte jamais un garçon !
Autant de pain elle mangera,
Qu'autant de chagrin elle supporte !
Autant d'eau qu'elle boira,
Qu'autant de larmes elle verse ! »

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

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