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O süße Mutter

Language: German (Deutsch)

O süße Mutter,
Ich kann nicht spinnen,
Ich kann nicht sitzen
Im Stüblein innen,
Im engen Haus;
Es stockt das Rädchen,
Es reißt das Fädchen,
O süße Mutter,
Ich muß hinaus.
 
Der Frühling gucket
Hell durch die Scheiben,
Wer kann nun sitzen,
Wer kann nun bleiben
Und fleißig sein?
O laß mich gehen,
O laß mich sehen,
Ob ich kann fliegen
Wie Vögelein.
 
O laß mich sehen,
O laß mich lauschen,
Wo Lüftlein wehen,
Wo Bächlein rauschen,
Wo Blümlein blühn.
Laß mich sie pflücken
Und schön mir schmücken
Die braunen Locken
Mit buntem Grün.
 
Und kommen Knaben
Im wilden Haufen,
So will ich traben,
So will ich laufen,
Nicht stille stehn;
Will hinter Hecken
Mich hier verstecken,
Bis sie mit Lärmen
Vorüber gehn.
 
Bringt aber Blumen
Ein frommer Knabe,
Die ich zum Kranze
Just nötig habe,
Was soll ich tun?
Darf ich wohl nickend,
Ihm freundlich blickend,
O süße Mutter,
Zur Seit' ihm ruhn?


Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE ITA

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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) , "Oh sweet mother", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "O dearest Mother"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "O dolce madre", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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