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Mother dear

Language: English

Mother dear, please let me go with Hans.
Don't keep me; let me go.
If with Hans I can dance,
Mother, 'twould please me so!

Scarlet shoes he's wearing, Mother mine.
Yes, and some buckles too!
Goodness me, how they shine!
Mother, I love him true!

Do you s'pose if I should smile this way
So that my Hans could see,
Mother, that he would say,
"Gretel, do marry me!"


Submitted by Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

Authorship

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: 2019-05-06 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2019-05-06 17:04:56

Line count: 12
Word count: 70

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