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Was fang' ich an?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach, wo ich gerne bin,
Da soll ich nimmer hin,
Und wo ich bleiben muß,
Da hab ich nur Verdruß. 

Nach dem Walde soll ich nicht,
In den Garten mag ich nicht,
In der Stube bleib' ich nicht -
Was fang' ich an?

Ach, in dem Wald allein,
Da kann man lustig sein;
Da grünt es überall,
Da singt die Nachtigall. 

Mutter, laß mich gehn hinaus,
In den grünen Wald hinaus!
Einen schönen Blumenstrauß,
Den bring' ich dir.

Könnt' ich ein Vogel sein,
Flög' ich in Wald hinein,
Zur reinen Maienluft,
Zum frischen Laubesduft!

Nach dem Walde soll ich nicht,
In den Garten mag ich nicht,
In der Stube bleib' ich nicht -
Was fang' ich an?


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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)

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , title 1: "What shall I do"


Text added to the website: 2008-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45
Line count: 24
Word count: 117

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What shall I do

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Ah, where I'd love to be,
That is forbidden me,
And where I have to be,
That only vexes me. 

To the forest may I not,
For the garden care I not,
In the room remain I'll not -
What shall I do?

Ah, in the forest free
Only can happy be,
There green is all around
And songs of birds resound. 

Mother, outdoors let me go,
To the verdant forest go,
Bunch of fairest flow'rs that blow
I'll bring to thee!

Could but a bird be I,
Would to the forest fly,
Fresh blow May zephyrs there
And fragrance fills the air!

To the forest may I not,
For the garden care I not,
In the room remain I'll not -
What shall I do?


From the Blech score.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2008-06-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:45
Line count: 24
Word count: 126