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Seht die Mädchen zum Stromesrand gingen...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Seht die Mädchen zum Stromesrand gingen sie,
Dort im Tanzreih'n, im bunten, sich schlingen sie, 
Eine Jungfrau dreht trippelnd im Kreise sich, 
Rührt nach des Tanzes, des heimischen, Weise sich: 
Jetzt die Arme gestemmt, jetzt die Kniee gebeugt, 
Mit den Füßchen gestampft, und das Köpfchen geneigt; --
Und das zertretene Gras, neu belebt es sich, 
Und wie neugierig lüstern, bang' hebt es sich; 
Und die Blüm'lein im Grase, mit klugem Aug',
Heben neidisch die Köpfchen, und lugen auch...
Immerfort tanzt die Schöne, drehend und schwingend sich,
Um die Eine dreh'n die Andern alle singend sich. 

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Friedrich Bodenstedt, Tausend und Ein Tag im Orient, Berlin, Verlag der Deckerschen Geheimen Ober-Hofbuchdruckerei, 1850, page 30.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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