by William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Translation possibly by Johann Michael Vogl (1768 - 1840)

Lied der Desdemona
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Das arme Kind sie sass und sang
An einem Baum sass sie
An einer grünen Weide.

Die Hand gelegt auf ihre Brust
Den Kopf auf ihren Knie,
An einer grünen Weide.

Der Bach der murmelt neben ihr,
In ihre Seufzer ein
Und selbst die grüne Weide.

Gewiss ein grüner Weidenzweig,
Der soll ein Kränzchen sein
Von jener grünen Weide.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Percy Aldridge Grainger.
  • Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Peter Warlock.
  • Also set in English, [adaptation] ; composed by Edmund Horace Fellowes.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Johann Karl Gottfried Loewe.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Wilhelm Petersen.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist [an adaptation] ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Wolfgang Fortner.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Karl Georg Mantey ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE ; composed by Wolfgang Fortner.

Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani