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Es ritt ein Ritter

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ritt ein Ritter wohl durch das Ried,
er fing es an ein neues Lied,
gar schöne tät er singen,
daß Berg und Tal erklingen.

Das hört des Königs sein Töchterlein,
in ihres Vaters Lustkämmerlein,
sie flocht ihr Haar in Seiden,
mit dem Ritter wollt sie reiten.

Und da sie in den Wald raus kam'n,
viel heiße Träne sie fallenließ.
Er schaut ihr wohl unter die Augen,
warum weinet ihr, schöne Jungfraue?

Warum sollt ich nicht weinen,
ich bin ja des Königs sein Töchterlein;
hätt ich meinem Vater gefolget,
Frau Kaiserin wär ich worden.

Er nahm sein Rößlein wohl bei dem Zaum
und band es an einen Weidenbaum,
hier steh mein Rößlein und trinke,
mein jungfrische Herze muß sinken.

Translation(s): DUT FRE ITA

List of language codes

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Un cavaliere andava a cavallo", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Un chevalier chevauchait dans le marais", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Er reed een ridder al door het riet", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:54

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