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Es wartet ein bleiches Jungfräulein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es wartet ein bleiches Jungfräulein
Den Tag und die dunkle Nacht allein
Auf ihren Herzliebsten am Wege,
    Wegewart! Wegewart!

Sie spricht: Und wenn ich hier Wurzeln schlag
Und warten soll bis zum jüngsten Tag,
Ich warte auf ihn am Wege,
    Wegewart! Wegewart!

Vergessen hat sie der wilde Knab',
Und wo sie gewartet, da fand sie ihr Grab,
Ein Blümelein sprießet am Wege,
    Wegewart! Wegewart!

Der Sommer kommt und der Sommer geht,
Der Herbstwind über die Haide [weht]1,
Das Blümlein wartet am Wege,
    Wegewart! Wegewart!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Der Wilde Jäger. Eine Waidmannsmär von Julius Wolff, Berlin: G. Grote’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1879, pages 65-66.

1 Reinecke : “geht” (might be a typo; check Reinecke score)

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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