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An dem reinsten Frühlingsmorgen

Language: German (Deutsch)

  An dem [reinsten]1 Frühlingsmorgen
Gieng die Schäferin und sang,
Jung und schön und ohne Sorgen,
Daß es durch die Felder [klang]2,
So la la! le ralla.
 
  Thyrsis bot ihr für ein Mäulchen
[Zwei,]3 drei Schäfchen gleich am Ort,
[Schalkhaft blickte sie]4 ein Weilchen;
Doch sie sang und lachte fort,
So la la! le ralla.
 
  Und ein Andrer bot ihr Bänder,
Und der Dritte bot sein Herz;
Doch sie trieb mit Herz und Bändern
So wie mit den Lämmern Scherz,
Nur la la! le ralla.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA RUS

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Confirmed with Goethes Sämmtliche Werke: Vollständige Ausgabe in zehn Bänden, Erster Band, Stuttgart: Verlag der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1875, pages 6-7. Note: modernized spelling would change "Gieng" to "Ging".

1 Cimarosa: "schönsten"
2 Cimarosa: "drang"
3 Cimarosa: "Da"
4 Cimarosa: "Sie besann sich nur"

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


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist FRE ITA RUS ; composed by Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin.
  • Also set in English, a translation by John Bernhoff (flourished 1906-1908) FRE ITA RUS ; composed by Hans Hermann.

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , no title, copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas A. Gregg) , "The coy shepherdess", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Revêche", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La ritrosa", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , "Неприступная", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2017-03-17 13:35:33

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The coy shepherdess

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

On the clearest spring morning
Went the shepherdess and she sang,
Young and lovely and carefree,
So that it range through the fields:
So lala! Lerallala!

Thyrsis offered her two,
No three lambs for a little kiss right there.
She looked at him roguishly a while,
Then she went away singing and laughing:
So lala! Lerallala!

And another offered her ribbons,
And the third his heart;
But she made fun of heart and ribbons
As with the lambs:
Only lala! Lerallala!


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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Thomas A. Gregg, (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 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Die Spröde" FRE ITA RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josef Abendheim, Eduard Behm, Oskar Bolck, Ignaz Brüll, Ferruccio Busoni, Domenico Cimarosa, Max Eberwein, Joseph Hellmesberger, jun., Louise Pauline Marie Héritte-Viardot, Hans Hermann, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Konrad Heubner, Alexis Holländer, Gustav Holst, Gustav Jansen [not F. G. Jansen], Richard Kahn, Armin Knab, Karl Johan Krook, Lenhuk, Carl Adolf Lorenz, Dr., Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Béla Nemes Hegyi, Edmund Nick, Wilhelm Petersen, Franz Poenitz, Johann Xaver Sterkel, Václav Jan Křtitel Tomášek, Frank Valentin Van der Stucken, Hugo Wolf, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2007-11-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29

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