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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Serbian (Српски)

[Schwester rief den Bruder in die Sonne:]1
"Komm, o Bruder, in die helle Sonne,
Daß wir uns am Sonnenstrahl erwärmen
[Und]2 den prächt'gen Anblick [dorten]3 schauen!
Sieh', die straußgeschmückten Hochzeitleute!
Wohl dem Haus, wo sie sich hinbegeben!
Wessen Haus [mag wohl des Zuges]4 harren?
Wessen Mutter die Geschenk' austeilen?
Wessen Bruder Wein mit ihnen trinken?
Wessen Schwester unter ihnen sitzen?" --

[Aber ihr entgegnete der Bruder:]1
"Schwesterchen, sei dessen froh und fröhlich!
Unser Haus ist's, das der Gäste harret,
Unsre Mutter, so die Gaben austeilt,
Ich der Bruder, der mit ihnen Wein trinkt,
Du die Schwester, die bei ihnen sitzet."

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 omitted by Loewe
2 Loewe: "Daß"
3 Loewe: "dort wir"
4 Loewe: "wohl mag der Gäste"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Surprise", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Surprise", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2005-07-28.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:13
Line count: 16
Word count: 99

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