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Der Gärtner

Language: German (Deutsch)

Auf ihrem Leibrößlein
So weiß wie der Schnee,
Die schönste Prinzessin
Reit't durch die Allee.

Der Weg, den das Rößlein
Hintanzet so hold,
Der Sand, den ich streute,
Er [blinket]1 wie Gold!

Du rosenfarb's Hütlein
Wohl auf und wohl ab,
O wirf eine Feder,
Verstohlen herab!

Und willst du dagegen
Eine Blüte von mir,
Nimm tausend für eine,
Nimm alle dafür!


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1 Dresel: "glänzet"

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:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "El jardiner", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De tuinman", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The gardener", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le jardinier", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Le jardinier", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Il Giardiniere", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 61

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Il Giardiniere

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Sul suo cavallino preferito,
candido come la neve,
la più bella principessa
cavalca lungo il viale.

Sulla via che il cavallino
percorre in soave danza,
la sabbia che io ho sparso
splende come oro.

Tu, cappellino color di rosa,
che ondeggi su e giù,
oh, lanciami una piuma
di nascosto quaggiù!

E se vuoi in cambio
un fiore da me,
prendine mille in cambio di una,
prenditeli tutti!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2007 by Amelia Maria Imbarrato, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Der Gärtner" CAT DUT ENG FRE FRE RUS FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Jan Willem Frans Brandts-Buys, Willy Burkhard, Hugo Distler, Otto Dresel, Ferdinand Oskar Eichberg, Robert Emmerich, Ernst Frank, Hermann Theodor Otto Grädener, Karl Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, Alfred Valentin Heuß, Paul Hofmann, Franz von Holstein, Robert Kahn, Ernst Friedrich Kauffmann, Ernst Ketterer, Wilhelm Killmayer, Arno Kleffel, Hermann Julius Richter, Fritz Schieri, Robert Schumann, Pauline Viardot-García, Moritz Weyermann, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2007-12-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:32
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Word count: 68