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Under der linden

Language: Mittelhochdeutsch

Under der linden
an der heide
dâ unser zweier bette was
dâ [muget]1 ir vinden
schône beide
gebrochen bluomen unde gras
vor dem walde in einem tal!
schône sanc diu nahtegal.

Ich kam gegangen
zuo der [ouwe]2
dô was mîn friedel komen ê.
Dâ wart ich empfangen
hêre frouwe,
daz ich bin sælic iemer mê!
Kust er mich? Wol tûsentstunt!
seht wie rôt mir ist der munt!

Dô [hete]3 er gemachet
alsô rîche
von bluomen eine [bettestat]4;
des wirt noch gelachet
kumt iemen an daz selbe pfat.
Bî den rôsen er wol mac -
merken wâ mirz houbet lac!

Daz er bî mir [læge
wesse ez]5 iemen
nu enwelle got so schamte ich mich,
[wes]6 er mit mir pflæge
niemer niemen
bevinde daz wan er [und]7 ich.
Und ein kleinez vogellîn -
daz mac wol getriuwe sîn!


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1 Martin: "mugt"
2 Martin: "oude"
3 Martin: "het"
4 Martin: "bette stat"
5 Martin: "laee,/ wessez" (typo?)
6 Martin: "Es"
7 Martin: "unt"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 - 1849) , "Song: Translated from the German of Walther von der Vogelweide", appears in The Poems Posthumous and Collected of Thomas Lovell Beddoes, first published 1851 [an adaptation] GER GER GER GER GER GER GER ; composed by Stephen Dodgson.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Pannier (1854 - 1931) ENG ENG ENG ITA ; composed by Engelbert Humperdinck, Hans Erich Pfitzner.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , "Die verschwiegene Nachtigall", first published 1857 ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by August Bungert, Ferruccio Busoni, August Fischer, Edvard Grieg, Robert Kahn, Joseph Pembaur, Ethel Florence Lindesay Robertson, née Richardson, as Henry Handel Richardson, Hans Michael Schletterer, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Anton Urspruch.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , text arranged by Heinz Knorr from the version by Max Wehrli, in Deutsche Lyrik des Mittelalters, published by Manesse-Bibliothek der Weltliteratur, 1955 ENG ENG ENG ; composed by Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Stephan Krehl, Hermann Reutter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bruno Obermann , "Unter der Linde", first published 1886 ENG ENG ; composed by Franz Dannehl, Anton Rückauf, Eduard Schütt.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Johann Lewalter.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by (Johann Christoph) Friedrich Haug (1761 - 1829) , "Das Geheimniss, nach Walter von der Vogelweide" [an adaptation] ENG ENG ; composed by Norbert Burgmüller, Eduard Kremser, Eduard Kreuzhage.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Joseph Simrock (1802 - 1876) , first published 1869 ENG ENG ; composed by Paul Geisler, Wilhelm Kienzl.

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

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , "Under the linden tree", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-11-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31

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