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Mädchenlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mutter, Mütterchen, ach sei nicht böse,
Daß ich in den Wald gegangen,
Mutter, Mütterchen, die Sonn' schien helle
Und die kleinen Vöglein sangen!
Ach!

Mutter, Mütterchen, ach sei nicht böse,
Will dir stets gehorsam sein.
Mutter, Mütterchen, die Sonn' schien helle,
Schmetterlinge kosten im Sonnenschein!

Und ich muß es dir gestehen:
Meinen Liebsten fand ich dort,
'S ist ein junger, schmucker Jäger;
An ihn denk' ich immerfort!
Ach!

Mutter, Mütterchen, ach sei nicht böse,
Will dir stets gehorsam sein.
Mutter, Mütterchen, die Sonn' schien helle
Schmetterlinge kosten im Sonnenschein!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in French (Fran├žais), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG by Erik Meyer-Helmund.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

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


Text added to the website: 2006-11-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:12
Line count: 18
Word count: 89

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Maiden's song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Mother, little mother, ah don't be angry,
That I went into the forest.
Mother, little mother, the sun shone brightly
And the little birds sang!
Ah!

Mother, little mother, ah don't be angry,
I will always be obedient.
Mother, little mother, the sun shone brightly.
Butterflies were flirting in the sunshine!

And I must confess it to you:
I met my beloved there.
He's a young, handsome huntsman;
I think about him all the time!
Ah!

Mother, little mother, ah don't be angry,
I will always be obedient.
Mother, little mother, the sun shone brightly
Butterflies were flirting in the sunshine!


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Text added to the website: 2006-11-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
Line count: 18
Word count: 101