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Nicht doch!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mädel, laß das Stricken -- geh,
thu den Strumpf bei Seite heute;
das ist was für alte Leute,
für die Jungen blüht der Klee!
Laß, mein Kind,
komm, mein Schätzchen!
siehst du nicht, der Abendwind
schäkert mit den Weidenkätzchen . . .
 
Mädel, liebes, sieh doch nicht
immer so bei Seite heute;
das ist was für alte Leute,
junge seh'n sich ins Gesicht!
Komm, mein Kind,
sieh doch, Schätzchen:
über uns der Abendwind
schäkert mit den Weidenkätzchen . . .
 
Siehst du, Mädel, war's nicht nett
so an meiner Seite heute?
Das ist was für junge Leute,
alte gehn allein zu Bett! --
Was denn, Kind?
weinen, Schätzchen?
Nicht doch -- sieh der Abendwind
schäkert mit den Weidenkätzchen . . .


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Original confirmed with Moderner Musen-Almanach auf das Jahr 1893. Herausgeber (editor) Otto Julius Bierbaum, München: Druck und Verlag von Dr. E. Albert & Co., 1894, pages 216-217.

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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Pas possible!", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Don't", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "Don't", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "Please don't!", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:25
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Don't

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Maiden let the knitting be
Put the stocking aside for now;
That's a pastime for the old ones,
For the young ones there is greener pasture!
Let go, my child,
Come on, my darling;
Don't you see, the evening breeze
Idles with the catkins!

Maiden, dear, don't
Look aside so coyly;
That would suit the old ones,
the young look boldly at each other!
Come on, my child,
look here, darling;
above us the evening breeze
Idles with the catkins!

There you are, maiden, wasn't it lovely
To lie with me today?
That's what young people do,
Old ones go to bed alone.
What have  we now, child?
Tears, darling?
Be a good girl! Look the evening breeze
Idles with the catkins!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Linda Godry, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Richard Fedor Leopold Dehmel (1863 - 1920), "Nicht doch!" FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, Arnold Franz Walter Schoenberg, Otto Vrieslander. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2007-08-17.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26
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