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Language: German (Deutsch)

Arbeit, ihr Mädchen!
Bringt süßen Gewinn:
Da schnurren am Rädchen
Lustig die [nebligen]1 Tage dahin!
    Mädchen, die der Ruhe pflegen,
Die gemächlich in den Schooß
Ihre zarten Hände legen,
Werden nie der Sorge los.
Arbeit, ihr Mädchen u.s.w.
    Langeweile baut im Stillen
Ihren Herd beim Müßiggang.
Unterbrochen dann von Grillen
Wird der häusliche Gesang.
Arbeit, ihr Mädchen u.s.w.
    Gern sein liebes Rädchen hören:
O das sichert vor Gefahr!
Und so tragt ihr einst in Ehren
Euren Hochzeitkranz im Haar.
Arbeit, ihr Mädchen u.s.w.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with J.G. Jacobi’s sämmtliche Werke, Dritter Band, Zürich: bey Orell, Füßli und Compagnie, 1825, pages 189-190.

1 Lang: "neblichten"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Spinning song", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-11-15.
Last modified: 2015-07-28 12:35:11
Line count: 19
Word count: 83

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