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Wie trag' ich doch im Sinne

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie trag' ich doch im Sinne
So wunderfrohen Muth!
Das kommt von süßer Minne,
Die heimlich brennen thut.
[Dadraußen lacht der Mai]1,
Nun geht's ans Wandern frei;
Und böt' man [hundert Gulden]2 mir,
Ich wär' nicht mit dabei.

Mein Schatz hat lichte Haare
[Und]3 Wänglein weiß und roth;
Von ihr will ich nicht fahren,
Es scheid' uns denn der Tod.
In aller weiten Welt
Mir nichts so wohl gefällt;
Seit ich mein'n Schatz zuerst erschaut,
Ist's Wandern mir vergällt.

Drei Wochen nach [Michaele]4
[Geht's an]5 ein lustig Frei'n.
So froh mag keine Seele
Auf dieser Erde sein.
Ein eigen Haus und Herd
[Ist]6 Kaiserkronen werth,
Und kommt mir je das Wandern an,
Ich mach' schon zeitig Kehrt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with [Paul Heyse], Der Jungbrunnen: Neue Märchen von einem fahrenden Schüler, Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker, Königl. Hofbuchhändler, 1850, page 94.

1 Kahn: "Im Walde lacht der Maie"
2 Kahn: "tausend Kronen"
3 Kahn: "Hat"
4 Kahn: "Michele"
5 Kahn: "Da giebt's"
6 Kahn: "Sind"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-04-01 00:00:00.

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