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I und mein junges Weib

Language: Alemannic (Swabian)

I und mein junges Weib
Können schön tanze,
Sie mit dem Bettelsack, 
I mit dem Ranze,
Schenkt mir a mal bayrisch ein,
Woll’n a mal lustig sein, 
Bayrisch, bayrisch, bayrisch muss sein

Des Schulzens Mägdala
Thut mir gefalla
Sie heisset Gretala,
Liebt mich vor alla.
Schenkt mir a mal…

Hinterm Dorf, in den Sand,
Bauern thun dröscha.
Mädel hats Herz verbrannt,
Henker mags löscha.
Schenkt mir a mal…

Schlächter gehn auf das Land,
Wollen was kaufa,
Haben ’n Stock in der Hand,
Müssen brav laufa.
Schenkt mir a mal…

Mein Weib geht in die Stadt,
I bleib daraussa,
Was sie erbettelt hat,
Thu i versaufa.
Schenkt mir a mal…

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor] and Lau Kanen [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)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2013-10-18.
Last modified: 2018-04-02 15:33:14
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Word count: 109

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Ik en mijn jonge vrouw

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the Alemannic (Swabian)

Ik en mijn jonge vrouw
Kunnen mooi dansen,
Zij met de bedelzak,
Ik met de ransel.
Schenk me wat bier of wijn,
Laat ons eens vrolijk zijn,
Beiers, Beiers, Beiers moet ’t zijn.

De schout z’n hartedief
Is mij bevallen,
Ja, zij heet Greetje lief,
Mint mij vóór allen. 
Schenk me…

Achter ’t dorp, in het zand,
Dorsen boer’n hun schoven.
’n Meisje heeft ‘t hart verbrand,
‘n Beul wil ’t wel doven.
Schenk me…

Slachters gaan op het land,
Willen wat kopen,
Hebben ’n stok in de hand,
Moeten braaf  lopen.
Schenk me…

Mijn vrouw gaat in de stad,
Ik blijf daarbuiten,
Heeft zij gebedeld wat,
Ik ga’ t verzuipen.
Schenk me…

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Translation of title "Bettlerlied" = "Bedelaarslied"


  • Singable translation from Alemannic (Swabian) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2018-04-02.
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Word count: 113