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In einem Tal, bei einem Bach

Language: German (Deutsch) after the French (Français)

In einem Tal, bei einem Bach,
da flog ein bunter Schmetterling;
ein Mädchen, das ihn gerne fing,
das lief dem bunten Tierchen nach.

Es lief dem bunten Tierchen nach;
doch unversehn's blieb im Gesträuch
sein Fuß verwickelt, und sogleich
fiel's arme Mädchen in den Bach!

Das arme Mädchen fiel in'n Bach
und schrie; gleich lief auf sein Geschrei
ein hübscher [wackrer]1 Bursch herbei,
der zog es eiligst aus dem Bach.

Er zog es eiligst aus dem Bach!
Das Mädchen nahm, aus Dankbarkeit,
ihn mit nach Haus und seit der Zeit
läuft's keinem Schmetterling mehr nach!

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Confirmed with Die Bezauberten, oder Peter und Hannchen. Nach dem französischen der Madame Favart. Verfertigt und in Musik gesetzt von Johann André, Berlin: Christian Friedrich Himburg, 1777, pages 62 - 63.

1 Schulz: "junger"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Melanie Trumbull


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