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Mei Mueter mag mi net

Language: Bavarian (Boarisch)

Mei Mueter mag mi net,
Und kein Schatz han i net,
Ei warum [sterb']1 i net,
Was tu i do?

Gestern isch Kirchweih g'wä,
Mi [hot mer]2 g'wis net g'seh,
Denn mir [isch's]3 gar so weh,
I tanz [ja]4 net.

Laßt die drei [Rose]5 stehn,
Die an dem Kreuzle blühn:
Hent ihr das Mädle kennt,
Die drunter liegt?


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Franz: "stirb"
2 Franz: "hat me"
3 Franz: "ist"
4 Franz: "jo"
5 Franz: "Rös'le"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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)

Set in a modified version by Gustav Pressel.

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De treurende", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The sad maiden", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2018-12-31 11:57:15
Line count: 12
Word count: 58

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The sad maiden

Language: English after the Bavarian (Boarisch)

My mother doesn't like me,
And no sweetheart do I have,
Oh why don't I die?
What am I doing here?

Yesterday there was a church fair,
But of course no one saw me,
For I am so unhappy
that I do not dance at all.

Let them be, those three roses
that bloom near the little cross:
Were you acquainted with the little maiden
who lies under it?


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Based on
  • a text in Bavarian (Boarisch) from Volkslieder (Folksongs) , from Kriegs- und Volkslieder, Stuttgart; Swabian dialect, first published 1824 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms, Gustav Eggers, Robert Franz, Friedrich Silcher, Erich J. Wolff. Go to the text.

 

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
Line count: 12
Word count: 69