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Soll ich denn sterben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Soll ich [denn]1 sterben,
Bin noch so jung?
Wenn das mein Vater wüßt,
Daß ich schon sterben müßt,
Er tät sich [kränken]2
Bis in den Tod.
Wenn es die Mutter wüßt,
Wenn es die Schwester wüßt,
Täten sich härmen
Bis in den Tod.
Wenn es mein Mädel wüßt,
Daß ich schon sterben müßt,
Sie tät sich [kränken]1
Mit mir ins Grab.


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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1 Hübschmann: "schon"
2 van der Stucken: "grämen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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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)

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  • ENG English [singable] (Helen D. Tretbar) , title 1: "'Tis sad to die"


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:26
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Jong sterven

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Nu reeds te sterven
Ach! nog zoo jong.

Wist dat de vader mijn, 
dat hier mijn graf moet zijn
Hij zou't betreuren 
tot aan den dood.

Wist dat myn moederkijn,
Wist dat mijn zusterkijn,
Zij treurden beiden
tot aan den dood.

Wist dat mijn liefje zoet,
Dat ik reeds sterven moet,
Zij ook zou sterven 
den eigen stond.

Nu reeds te sterven
Ach! nog zoo jong.


Submitted by Hanne-Joost Peeters

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , "Rückfall der Krankheit", appears in Des Knaben Wunderhorn ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Julius Buths, Werner Hübschmann, Joseph Pache, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Richard Wiekenhausser, Erich J. Wolff. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Text added to the website: 2009-02-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:45
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Word count: 66