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Dort in den Weiden steht ein Haus

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dort in den Weiden steht ein Haus,
da schaut die Magd zum Fenster 'naus!
Sie schaut stromauf, sie schaut stromab:
ist noch nicht da mein Herzensknab'?
Der schönste Bursch am ganzen Rhein,
den nenn' ich mein, den nenn' ich mein!

Des Morgens fährt er auf dem Fluß,
und singt herüber seinen Gruß,
des Abends, wenn's Glühwürmchen fliegt,
sein Nachen an das Ufer wiegt,
da kann ich mit dem Burschen mein
[beisammen]1 sein, [beisammen]1 sein!

Die Nachtigall im Fliederstrauch,
was sie da singt, versteh' ich auch;
sie saget: übers Jahr ist Fest,
hab' ich, mein Lieber, auch ein Nest,
wo ich dann mit dem Burschen mein 
die Froh'st' am Rhein, die Froh'st' am Rhein!


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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Note: Neither text nor melody is authentically from the lower Rhine. From Zuccalmaglio's collection Deutsche Volkslieder mit ihren Original-Weisen, Berlin, 1838-40, titled "Niederrheinisches Volkslied". Probably by Zuccalmaglio.
1 or "zusammen"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "There in the meadow stands a house", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Zie ’n huis daar in de weiden staan", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , title 1: "Là in mezzo ai pascoli c’è una casa", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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There in the meadow stands a house

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

There in the meadow stands a house,
and there a maiden looks out of the window!
She gazes upstream, she gazes downstream:
is not my heart's beloved boy there yet?
The handsomest lad on the entire Rhine
I call mine, mine!

In the mornings he sails on the river
and sings to me his greeting;
in the evenings, when the glow-worms fly about,
his skiff rocks by the bank
and then I can be with my sweetheart,
together, together!

The nightingale in the lilac bush -
what she sings there, I understand:
she says that next year there will be a celebration,
and I too, my love, will have a nest,
where, with my dear sweetheart, I will be then
the happiest girl on the Rhine, the happiest girl on the Rhine!


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