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An den Ring

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du bist ein edles Ringelein,
     O Ringelein von Gold.
     Steck' ich dich ihr ans Fingerlein;
     Ums Fingerlein von Elfenbein
     Ich selbst gern ringeln mich wollt.

Nun hüte du mir das Fingerlein,
     O Ringelein von Gold,
     Hüt' mir samt Fingerlein 's Händelein,
     Hüt' mir samt Händelein 's Mägdelein,
     So bleib' ich dir lieb und hold.

Und hütst du mir nicht das Fingerlein,
     O Ringelein von Gold,
     Mir nicht samt Fingerlein 's Händelein
     Mir nicht samt Händelein 's Mägdelein;
     Von Blech du mir werden sollt!


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Note: author given as Chamisso in a catalog of Reinecke's music

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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "To the ring", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "À un anneau", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-12-27T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:03:00
Line count: 15
Word count: 83

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