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Language: Polish (Polski)

Smutno niańki ci śpiewały,
A ja już kochałem,
A na lewy palecmały
Srebrny pierścień dałem.

Pobrali dziewczęta drudzy, 
Ja wiernie kochałem,
Przyszedł młody chłopiec cudzy,
Choć ja pierścień dałem.

Muzykantów zaproszono,
Na godach śpiewałem!
Innego zostałaś żoną,
Ja zawsze kochałem.

Dziś dziewczęta mnie wyśmiały,
Gorzko zapłakałem:
Próżnom wierny był i stały,
Próżno pierścień dałem.

Translation(s): FRE GER GER GER GER GER

List of language codes

Submitted by Gerhard Dangel


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, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "L'anneau", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Georg Friedrich Reiß) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Robert Hirschfeld) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Max Kalbeck) , "Das Ringlein"
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Ingrid Schmithüsen) (Janusz Mordasiewicz) , "Das Ringlein", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-12-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:02

Line count: 16
Word count: 54

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Das Ringlein

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Polish (Polski)

Als noch hold das Märchen winkte 
deinem jungen Leben, 
dir ein Ring vom Finger blinkte, 
den ich dir gegeben.

Andre wieder Andre sahen, 
dich allein ich liebte.
Wollt ein fremder Bursch dir nahen, 
Ringlein sich betrübte.

Es ist Hochzeit, spielt den Reigen! 
Burschen flink euch drehet!
Einem andern wird sie eigen 
meine Lieb' bestehet.

Spotten Mädchen, mich zu kränken, 
doch zu allen Stunden 
Ringlein, will ich dein nur denken, 
hast mich ihr verbunden.

Submitted by Jörg Buchhorn


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)

    [ None yet in the database ]

Text added to the website: 2007-08-17 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26

Line count: 16
Word count: 73